Alabama Field Reports: Heavy Rains Stressing Crops

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 25, 2017.

County Comments

Tim Malone, Marion County
Several parts of the county got heavy rain this week causing field work to come to a halt Crops are looking good at this time. Pasture and hay fields are benefitting from the rain and cooler weather. 

Beverly Noles, Cullman County
Heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Cindy has affected field work this week. Overall, effects on crops remains to be determined. Water standing in fields.

Ricky Colquitt, Shelby County
Crops that are not flooded look good, however many low laying fields are flooded due to heavy rain received. Damage will depend upon how long it takes for the water to subside.

Jeffery Smith, Elmore County
Tropical Storm Cindy swept through bringing rain. Fields already saturated from earlier rainfall, causing water to stand in fields and creeks and rivers to overflow.

Charles Simon, Covington County
Because of the water, it has been reported that row crops are starting to show signs of stress from too much soil moisture. No hay cutting however cattle have plenty of grazing.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 1.31 inches of rain up to 10.7 inches.  Average high temperatures ranged from the low 80s to the mid 80s.  Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the mid 70s.

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