Tennessee Weekly Crop & Weather Report

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off on Tennessee Weekly Crop & Weather Report

WEATHER BRINGS CHALLENGES FOR LIVESTOCK, CROP PRODUCERS

Widespread showers, while helping tremendously with development of crops already in the ground, also limited some producer’s ability to get back into the field to bale hay that had been cut. Rain also forced some producers to delay applying weed control applications and finish planting crops. There were also reports of pink eye in cattle. There were 3.8 days suitable for field work, compared to 4.8 last week. Topsoil moisture was 11 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 20 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 9 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus. Hay and Roughage supplies were 12 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus.  Continue reading at TN_07_02_18. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at  CropProg-07-02-2018

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