Mississippi Field Reports: Crops Look Mostly Good, Some Soybean Replanting

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

    Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents

    Anthony DeWayne, Tunica County
    “This was the second consecutive weekend that we had received in excess of 2 inches of rain across the county. Very little fieldwork was accomplished. Corn and early soybeans look great. Cotton needs some extended periods of warm, dry weather.”

    Connie Walker, Tippah County
    “Due to excessive amounts of rain, we are seeing some replanting in soybeans. Some producers have yet to harvest the first cutting of hay, and several producers have hay on the ground that went through the 6 to 8 inches of rain as of last week.”

    John M. Carson, Issaquena/Sharkey/Washington Counties
    “Heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Cindy last week allowed producers to take a break from irrigation. Most producers are reporting low insect pressure, and weed control seems to be optimal. Nearly all corn has entered the dough stage. Most soybeans have set pods, and the cotton crop looks great.”

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    General Comments

    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 1.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 25, 2017. Topsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 39 percent adequate, and 60 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 3 percent short, 55 percent adequate, and 42 percent surplus.

    Low temperatures ranged from 66.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Booneville to 75.3 degrees Fahrenheit at Yazoo City. Highs ranged from 83.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Kosciusko to 89.4 degrees Fahrenheit at Yazoo City. Most of the state received rain, with the highest concentration in the coastal part of the state with an average of 10.12 inches.

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