As reported by NASS on August 18, 2014
DRY WEATHER PERSISTS OVER SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
While rains and cooler temperatures occurred throughout most other parts of the state, dry conditions continued in the southern parts of Middle Tennessee, causing stress on row crops and pastures. Statewide, insect pressure increased slightly, but still remained light compared to historic levels. Lower night-time temperatures slowed cotton progress. Continue reading at Crop Progress 8 17 14.