Good Corn Yields Reported, Winter Wheat Planting Begins
Corn harvest was active last week, with some producers reporting corn for grain yields as good as or better than last year’s average. Isolated showers in southern Middle Tennessee delayed some harvest efforts. Producers are planning their last cuttings of hay, adding to their winter stocks. Some winter wheat has been planted. Crops and pastures were in mostly good to excellent condition. There were 6.4 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 8 percent very short, 5 percent short, 83 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 9 percent very short, 8 percent short, 78 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_09_25_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-09-25-2017.