THUNDERSHOWERS SLOW FIELD WORK
Spotty thundershowers, some heavy, returned to the state last week, slowing field work but bringing welcome moisture. Corn producers were getting ready for harvest, while other row crop producers were busy with weed control. Hay producers were working on their second or third cuttings. Some Bermuda grass pastures were showing signs of stem maggot infestation. There were 5.0 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 9 percent very short, 12 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 9 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 7 percent very short, 13 percent short, 72 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_08_14_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-08-14-2017.