Alabama Field Reports: Corn Harvest Nearly Finished; Cotton Defoliation, Peanut Digging Begin

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 11, 2016.

    Extension Comments

    Henry Dorough, St. Clair County
    Very good conditions prevail again this week. Although some hay has been cut due to armyworms and bermudagrass stem maggot infestations, very little hay of good quality has been stored this summer. 

    Jeffrey Smith, Elmore County
    A late week front brought a little relief from the extremely dry/hot conditions over the past two weeks. Rain will not help the crops at this point but pastures are suffering and most producers are at the point of feeding hay. First cotton defoliation this past week with corn harvest in the final stages.

    Charles Simon, Covington County
    Need rain badly. Some late cotton not opening yet.

    Karen McDonald, Monroe County
    Crop conditions in the county have been favorable. Peanut producers have started digging but the county needs a good rain to soften the dirt which would make it easier to dig. Cotton is opening, soybeans look good, and corn harvest is almost complete. Pastures and fields are dry and in need of a good rain.

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    General Comments

    According to the National Agricultural Statistics in Alabama, there were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, September 11, 2016.  Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain to 0.82 inches.  Average high temperatures ranged from the high 80s to the mid 90s.  Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the low 70s.

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