HEAVY RAINS STALL HARVEST AND CAUSE SOME CROP DAMAGE
While some areas of the State benefitted from the heavy rains resulting from Hurricane Harvey, those same rains along with strong winds caused crop lodging and left some fields under water in heavy crop producing areas. Before the rains, the corn that had been harvested showed promising yields. Producers now have to wait for corn and fields to dry down before resuming harvest. There were only 3.8 days suitable for field work, compared to 6.1 the previous week. Topsoil moisture was 3 percent short, 58 percent adequate and 39 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 6 percent short, 75 percent adequate and 18 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_09_05_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-09-05-2017.