SOME RELIEF FROM WET, COOL WEATHER
ALLOWS PLANTING ACCELERATION
Drier weather last week provided producers the opportunity to make substantial progress in planting field crops, and applying herbicides and pesticides. There were 4.3 days suitable for field work, double the number of days last week. Though the weather was drier, cooler weather in some areas caused some damage to the peach crop. The strawberry crop was in fair to good condition. Topsoil moisture was 2 percent short, 57 percent adequate, and 41 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 1 percent short, 55 percent adequate, and 44 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_04_16_18. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-04-16-2018.