Crop Progress and Conditions for the Week Ending July 1, 2018.
Dan Porch, Blount County
Heavy afternoon showers were frequent during the week, row crops are looking good to excellent. Summer forages and pastures are also looking and growing very well. The heat is pushing crops right along, the peach harvest is ahead of schedule. All summer vegetable crops are now being harvested.
Belinda Woods, Cullman County
Cullman County received widespread showers over the last week so the pastures have started to green back up. Row crops benefitted from the rainfall but producers are getting behind on spraying due to the wet conditions.
Jeffery Smith, Elmore County.
As we approach mid-growing season, all major crops and pasture are generally looking promising. Rainfall has been adequate and dry days have provided time for producers to fertilize and control weeds and insects. Most hay producers are on the second cutting with good to excellent yields.
Willie Durr, Houston County
Most areas in the Wiregrass are fairly wet with some locations wetter than others. The additional moisture has increased disease pressure in peanuts and cotton. Some cattlemen have had difficulties getting their hay in, due to the excessive rainfall.
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 1, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from trace amounts of rain up to 4.4 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 80s to the high 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the low 80s.