WEEK BRINGS HAY HARVEST CHALLENGES;
CROPS IN GOOD CONDITION
Wet conditions in several areas of the state prevented growers from harvesting hay that had already been cut or cutting hay that was past due being cut. Soybean planting is nearly complete, corn is tasseling in some areas, cotton is setting bolls, and herbicides and fungicides were being applied. Overall, Tennessee’s field crops look good. There were 4.8 days suitable for field work. Topsoil was 11 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 11
percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 12 percent short, 81 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_07_09_18. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-07-09-2018.