PLANTING CONTINUES AS DRIER WEATHER PREVAILS
Agricultural producers rapidly planted crops as breaks in weather and suitable field conditions permitted. Above average temperatures have allowed for quick development of crops. The State’s wheat crop looks good. Pastures, though weedy because of last year’s drought, have been growing and are in need of rain. There were 5.9 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 10 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were 2 percent very short, 12 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Continue reading the Tennessee NASS Crop Progress report at TN_04_17_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-04-17-2017.