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Alabama: Timely Rainfall Improves Crop Conditions – US-DA

Ernst Undesser
From USDA July 1, 2013

Alabama: Timely Rainfall Improves Crop Conditions – US-DA

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 30, 2013.

EXTENSION/FSA COMMENTS:
General: The week’s average mean temperatures ranged from 78.4 F in Clayton, to 82.2 F in Mobile; total precipitation ranged from 0.08 inches in Bessemer, to 2.76 inches in Clayton. Maybe the prediction of cooler weather this week will help, stated Malone. Don Moore, Director of AL Experiment Station, confirmed timely rains have all crops in Autauga County looking good. Jeffrey Smith, FSA CED, stated most areas within Coosa, Elmore and Tallapoosa Counties received rainfall this week.

Marie Headley, FSA CED, confirmed most of Bibb and Perry County received much needed rainfall last week, and crops were in good condition. Tim Malone, FSA CED, said all crops in Marion and Winston County were stressed due to hot weather and scarce rain. Karen McDonald, FSA CED, reported crops in Monroe County were holding their own as of this week. Since acreage reporting was at its peak, it has been noted that some parts of the area were extremely dry and crops were stressed, said McDonald.

        
         

Corn/Cotton/Peanut/Soybeans: Josh Ford, FSA PT, stated many corn producers in Lauderdale County expressed concern over insufficient rainfall during the month of June. William Rogers, FSA PT, stated early reports of wheat yields from some farmers averaged between 90 to 100 bushels per acre in Lawrence County. Donald Mann, FSA CED, confirmed wheat harvest was nearing completion in Jackson County, with yields ranging from 30 to 100 bushels per acre. The early corn was setting ears and was in need of additional rainfall, stated Mann. Smith reported a few acres of wheat remained uncut.

Pasture/Hay/Livestock: Henry Dorough, ACES REA, reported timely rainfall was helping pastures throughout Blount, Calhoun, Jefferson, Marshall and St. Clair Counties. However, frequent rain events were delaying some haying and spraying operations. Pastures were looking good at this time, stated Headley. Charles Simon, ACES CEC, stated Covington County received plenty of rain, and grass was growing really fast; however, the rainfall could hamper hay cutting.

ACRONYMS: ACES – Alabama Cooperative Extension System; CEC – County Executive Coordinator; CED – County Executive Director; FSA – Farm Service Agency; PT – Program Technician; REA – Regional Extension Agent

Ernst Undesser
From USDA July 1, 2013