CORN PLANTING CONTINUES BETWEEN SHOWERS
Light scattered showers slowed but did not stop corn planting. However, cool nighttime temperatures hampered corn emergence. Cotton and soybean producers continued to make made burndown applications to their fields in anticipation of planting. Tobacco plant production was on schedule. Livestock producers reported mostly good to excellent pasture conditions. There were 4.8 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 8 percent short, 75 percent adequate and 17 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were 4 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 17 percent surplus. Continue reading the Tennessee NASS report at TN_04_18_16. The U.S. NASS report can be read at CropProg-04-18-2016.