Mississippi Field Reports: Farmers Play Catch Up

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 10, 2018.

Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents

Lemon Ray Phelps, Marshall County
“Some of our soybean producers were still a little behind on soybean plantings as of last week, but decent weather should have enabled them to catch up. Saw lots of first cutting hay being put up on last week also.”

Dr. Bill Burdine, Union County
“Soil moisture is low and rain is needed. Last of soybeans behind wheat should be planted by end of the week. Weed control and some insect control were the main activities this week.”

Suzanne “Marie” Rogers, Itawamba County
“It was a dry week. Producers have been able to get into their fields for much needed work.”

Preston Aust, Humphreys County
“Weather has turned hot and dry. Corn and early planted soybeans are being irrigated. Crops look relatively good, but we definitely need some rain in the near future.”

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 10, 2018. Topsoil moisture supplies were 3 percent very short, 40 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 28 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 59.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Winona to 73.0 degrees Fahrenheit at Vicksburg City. Highs ranged from 85.2 degrees Fahrenheit at Yazoo City to 94.9 degrees Fahrenheit at Vicksburg City. Rain was scattered across the State with the highest concentration in the south central part of the State with an average of 1.75 inches.

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