RECENT RAINS BRING VARIABLE CONDITIONS
Tennessee producers experienced multiple rain days with fluctuating amounts throughout the state. Fieldwork and other activities were halted during the 2.6 days suitable for field work. Some report concern for wheat and hay condition as lodging is present in some areas of the state. Others are finding great conditions with crops and cattle. Wet conditions are not helping the progression of hay cutting and tobacco setting. There is concern about
the maturity of the hay. Topsoil moisture was 4 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 30 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 24 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_06_03_18 .The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-06-04-2018.