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Tennessee Weather and Crop Progress Report

RAINS BRING MUCH NEEDED RELIEF TO STATE’S DRY AREAS

Following dry, hot weather that had started to negatively impact the State’s agricultural conditions, rains last week ruled and improved those circumstances. Most producers were able to get their first cuttings of hay harvested before the rains set in. Industrial hemp transplanting started and wheat harvest is expected to start soon. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Topsoil moisture rated 2 percent very short, 10 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 1 percent very short, 13 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus. You can read the rest of the weekly weather report for Tennessee at this link: TN Crop Weather 06_10_19. You can also read the U.S. crop progress report here: US Crop Progress 06_10_2019.


Tennessee Weekly Weather and Crop Progress Report

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HOT, DRY WEATHER PREVAILS

Hot, dry conditions dominated most of the state allowing farmers to make significant progress planting corn, cotton and soybeans. These same conditions also placed stress on emerging crops and had some wishing for timely rains. Harvest of first-cutting hay continued to be a major activity as producers took advantage of excellent baling conditions. There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Topsoil moisture rated 8 percent very short, 31 percent short, 57 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 5 percent very short, 22 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. You can continue reading the Tennessee Crop Weather report at TN Crop Weather 06_03_19. Also, the U.S. crop progress report can be reviewed at US Crop Progress 06_03_2019.


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FARMERS MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

Hot, dry conditions allowed farmers to make excellent progress planting corn, cotton and soybeans. Corn farmers continued to side-dress nitrogen. The harvest of first-cutting hay was in full swing with substantial acreage being cut in preparation for baling over the holiday weekend. Higher than normal temperatures have placed a lot of stress on livestock. There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Topsoil moisture rated 2 percent very short, 19 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus. You can read the rest of the Tennessee Crop Weather report at TN Crop Weather 05_28_19. Also, you can view the U.S. crop progress report at US Crop Progress 05_28_2019. You will notice that corn acreage is far behind the 5 year average for most of the Midwest.  This may have an impact on new crop corn prices.


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DRIER CONDITIONS AID PLANTING

Spotty showers did little to hinder corn, cotton, and soybean planting. Corn farmers continued to apply post-emerge herbicides and side-dress nitrogen. Hay producers were able to make substantial progress on their first cutting in areas where fields were dry enough to let them harvest. Strawberry growers reported good yields. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Topsoil moisture rated 3 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 21 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 2 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 26 percent surplus. The Tennessee weather report can be accessed here: TN Crop Weather 05_20_19. The U.S. crop condition weekly report can be accessed here: US Crop Progress 05_20_2019.


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DRIER CONDITIONS BOOST PLANTING

Drier conditions allowed farmers back into the field on a limited basis. Corn, soybean, and cotton planting continued. Strawberry harvest and the first cutting of hay began. Winter wheat responded well to the warmer, drier weather, as did pasture and forage conditions. There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Topsoil moisture rated 73 percent adequate, and 27 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 1 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 28 percent surplus. Hay and Roughage Supplies rated 16 percent very short, 25 percent short, 52 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN Crop Weather 04_29_19. U.S. Crop Progress report can be found at US Crop Progress 04_29_2019.

 

 


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FARMERS AWAIT DRIER CONDITIONS

Wet conditions due to recent rains kept most farmers from their fields. Some corn was planted, but most row crop farmers were limited to preparation work. Wheat development was aided by above normal temperatures. Pasture and forage condition also benefitted from the higher temperatures. There were 3.6 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Topsoil moisture rated 1 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 40 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 1 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 37 percent surplus. All Crops Flood Damage rated 3 percent severe, 16 percent moderate, 25 percent light, and 56 percent none. All Crops Rain Damage rated 3 percent severe, 18 percent moderate, 27 percent light, and 52 percent none. Continue reading at TN Crop Weather 04_15_19. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at US Crop Progress 04_15_2019.