WARMER WEATHER PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR HAY HARVEST
Warmer, drier weather last week allowed producers to start cutting hay in many areas across the State. Producers also took the break in the cool, wet weather to make headway on planting row crops. Soybeans began to emerge and winter wheat is almost completely headed. There were some reports of wheat lodging because of previous heavy winds and rain. Wheat disease pressure was reported, especially in areas where there were no fungicide applications. There were 5.1 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 3 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 27 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 74 percent adequate and 22 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_05_15_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-05-15-2017.