FIELD CROP HARVEST CONTINUES AT RAPID PACE AHEAD OF RAIN
Tennessee producers made great harvest progress ahead of weekend rains, as shown in the increase in sub and topsoil moistures from last week. Hay harvest was in its final stages as winter wheat plantings advanced. Cotton is being defoliated and some harvested. The rain is expected to improve the condition of winter wheat, doublecropped beans, and pastures. Some producers finished harvesting corn and changed headers to start harvesting soybeans. Producers were positive about yields for all crops. There were 5.4 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture rated 2 percent very short, 20 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 18 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 4 percent very short, 22 percent short, 63 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus. Continue reading at TN_09_24_18. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-09-24-2018.