Alabama Field Reports: Good Corn Planting Progress Where Not Too Wet

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 8, 2018.

County Comments

Dan Porch, Blount County
Cool soil conditions continued. Plastic was laid for early tomatoes and other summer vegetable crops. Strawberry harvest well underway and volume picked up. Peach crop got by the potential freezing temperatures unharmed.

David West, Calhoun County
Frequent rains and frosts delayed fieldwork. Some debris in fields, fence and structure repairs needed due to tornadoes in some areas from Ohatchee to Pleasant Valley to Nances Creek areas.

James Jones Jr, Henry County
Corn planting progressing at a fast pace. Cotton plantings should begin in the next week. Pastures beginning to rebound from cool snap of the last two weeks. Small grains progressing.

Willie Durr, Houston County
Rainfall in the Wiregrass has been just enough to wet the soil over the last two weeks. Weather conditions have been more favorable for fieldwork. Most of the corn has been planted but soil temperatures are still too low for planning peanuts. Pastures are greening up. Corn and some early produces are emerging despite cooler temperatures.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 8, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.65 inches of rain up to 1.94 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the high 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 30s to high 50s.

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