Several deep silt loam fields I’ve walked this week are a little ahead of management; the internode between the 4th and 5th nodes down from the top of many plant has already stretched beyond 3 inches, and with the rains moving through the area this week, I suspect the upper internodes will likely continue to grow longer than desired. Many of these acres have already received their first shot of PGR, but we weren’t aggressive enough with that application to properly regulate growth. In this article, I cover a few thoughts on bringing these acres back into check without negatively impacting yields. Continue reading
Our earliest planted acres have turned the corner and most of our later planted acres are right behind them. I expect this crop to take off with the rain forecast for next week. In this blog, I provide a few thoughts on the crop as we move into July.
Although many in the state have finished planting, several are touching up wet spots or the occasional drowned out field. Unfortunately, others have seemed to catch two-fold the rainfall of the rest of the state and still have a large amount of ground to cover before they’ll near completion. In this article, I briefly discuss several important factors to consider during the replant or late plant scenario and provide a little data on yield potential by plant date. Continue reading
Yet another cold snap moved through the area this past weekend and several had questions concerning the possibility of this event to damage our wheat crop. I’ve pasted a copy of the NOAA observed low temperatures throughout most of Tennessee’s wheat producing areas, and as you can see from the image temperatures fell very close to dangerous levels. Additionally, frost was reported in several areas. Continue reading
S. Aaron Smith, Associate Professor and Extension Crop Marketing Specialist
Beck Bowling, Extension Specialist
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Tennessee
Below is a summary of USDA NASS Estimated County Yields for Tennessee. Data is displayed for all available counties as of March 28, 2023. Additional data can be found at:
To view this article in PDF form with all attached figures, please click the image above. Continue reading
The front which moved through this past weekend (3/18-3/20) brought low temperatures down within a few degrees of records set back in 1965. Based on the growth stage and temperatures observed, I believe we will see damage in some of our wheat. In this blog article, I cover basic information on the conditions that led to the injury and how best to assess the level of injury in your wheat crop following a freeze near jointing. Continue reading
Cotton Focus will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8th, at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center (605 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301). The agenda has been finalized and we are very excited about our speaker line-up. Points will be provided and the event will conclude with lunch from Tulum.
Additionally, the annual meeting of the Tennessee Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation (TBWEF) will be held after lunch in Room 127 of the West Tennessee Ag Research & Education Center at Jackson. All producers are invited to attend.
Looking forward to seeing each of you there!
The 2023 University of Tennessee Cotton Focus is coming up on February 8th from 8AM to 1PM in Jackson, TN at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center (605 Airways Blvd Jackson, TN 38301). Lunch will be provided and CCA, Commercial Applicator and Master Row Crop Points will be available. Tulum will be catering lunch.
We have several excellent guest speakers that will provide very valuable insight into several important decisions that we will have to make during 2023. Additionally, we have several industry updates that you will not want to miss. We look forward to seeing you there!