HAY CUTTING IN FULL SWING
Spotty showers did little to slow field work last week. Row crop farmers were busy spraying for pests, while forage producers worked on their second cutting of hay. Pasture condition declined slightly as pastures in drier areas began to show signs of stress due to lack of moisture. There were 6.3 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture rated 8 percent very short, 33 percent short, 53 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 6 percent very short, 28 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Hay Supplies rated 1 percent very short, 19 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_07_30_18. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-07-30-2018.