RAINS HALT FIELDWORK
Frequent rains across the state brought field work to a halt. Some localized flooding was reported. Most crops outside the flooded areas looked good, however. Fruit producers reported their crops are in good shape due to the extra moisture. Cooler temperatures accompanying the recent rains have helped improve cattle conditions. The rains continued to provide excellent growing conditions for pastures. There were 2.3 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 1 percent short, 56 percent adequate and 43 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 32 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_07_10_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-07-10-2017.