Alabama Field Reports: Corn Planting Getting Off the Ground

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 1, 2018.

County Comments

Dan Porch, Blount County
Cold and wet weather conditions continued. Cool season forages are looking good. The peach crop is also looking good at this point. Strawberry harvesting began. Some hail damage was reported to berry fields, but there was minimal loss. Plastic is being laid for summer vegetable crops.

Jeffrey Smith, Elmore County
Burn down and fertilizer applications are ramping up as some fields have dried out enough for fieldwork. Corn planting is underway.

Allie Corcoran, Barbour County
We received some much needed rainfall which continue to add moisture to the soil. Corn planting has begun and is progressing well. Wheat conditions look good right now.

Gavin Mauldin, Coffee County
Recent rainfall and consistently warmer temperatures should help planted corn to emerge, as well as encourage more planting.

James Jones Jr., Henry County
Some corn planting took place this week. Pastures are trying to rally after the cool spells of the last couple of weeks.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 1, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from trace amounts of rain up to 2.0 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the high 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 40s to the mid 60s.

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