CORN PLANTING BEGINS
Despite windy conditions that hindered the application of burn-down herbicides, corn producers were able to begin planting. In general, pasture condition improved after recent rains, allowing livestock producers to reduce the amount of hay fed. However, pasture in some areas still showed the lingering effects of last year’s drought. Fruit growers were concerned about how a late week freeze might affect their crops. There were 3.6 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 3 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 21 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus. Continue reading the Tennessee NASS Crop Progress report at TN_04_10_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-04-10-2017.