CONTINUOUS RAINS HAVE BOTH ANVANTAGEOUS, ADVERSE EFFECTS
Unrelenting rains and the resulting soaked soil kept producers out of the field, allowing only 2.3 days suitable for field work. The rains, as customary, helped in some areas while delaying progress in others. The rain kept most producers who had planned to plant corn at bay, while wheat flourished from the rains and was in mostly good to excellent condition. Both pastures and cattle were in mostly good condition. Apples in full bloom were well ahead of last year. Topsoil moisture was 1 percent short, 48 percent adequate, and 51 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 4 percent short, 53 percent adequate, and 43 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_04_02_18. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-04-02-2018.