WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS PUT PRODUCERS TO WORK
Tennessee farmers made significant progress during 6.0 days suitable for field work. The state experienced warm and dry conditions for most of the week. This allowed producers to make considerable headway with all plantings, fungicide applications, and hay cutting. Many report improved conditions for most crops and cattle due to the favorable weather. Some are concerned with hay yields due to the previously low temperatures, but hopeful for the condition of future cuttings. Topsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 3 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 30 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_05_14_18. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-05-14-2018.