WEATHER SLOWS BURLEY TOBACCO HARVEST
Burley harvest was delayed by wet weather conditions. As the weather dries, harvest is expected to again be in full swing. Corn harvest has progressed with good yields reported, some even above last year’s record. Cotton defoliation was ongoing. Producers are preparing to make another cutting of hay, continuing to build their stocks for winter. There were 3.8 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 10 percent very short, 4 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 12 percent very short, 6 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 12 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_09_18_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-09-18-2017.