RAINS AND COOL TEMPERATURES HALT PRODUCTIVITY
Producers in Tennessee found themselves out of the fields due to only 1.9 days suitable for field work. Increased rainfall and unseasonably cool temperatures prevented farmers from continued planting, applying fungicide, and other fieldwork activities. Many are hopeful for warmer temperatures and dry conditions. Some flooding was reported. Topsoil moisture was 1 percent short, 44 percent adequate, and 55 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 2 percent short, 55 percent adequate, and 43 percent surplus. Hay and Roughage Supplies
were rated as 2 percent very short, 25 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_04_30_18. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-04-30-2018.