Alabama Field Reports: Crops Look Good, Most Areas Dry

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 15, 2018.

County Comments

Belinda Woods, Cullman County
We received some pop-up showers over the past week but no widespread rainfall. Soil is drying out very fast due to the excessive heat we are experiencing.

Henry Dorough, Talladega County
This week was relatively drier, which resulted in haying activities resuming and corn being irrigated. Soybean fungicide applications have become necessary due to recent rainfall and high humidity. Pasture mowing and haying activities picked up this week as forages flourished from recent rainfall.

Dan Porch, Blount County
Scattered showers continue with some locations getting heavy rainfall, others none. High moisture levels increasing disease levels in vegetable and fruit crops.

Allie Corcoran, Barbour County
Corn throughout the area is starting to dry down. Cotton and peanut crops are looking good. Rain has been scattered the past week and some areas need a good shower. Some folks are irrigating their crops now.

Gavin Mauldin, Coffee County
Showers continue to be scattered throughout the county. Some parts of the county need rain. Producers are spraying as they can. Most second cuttings of hay are complete.

General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 15, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from trace amounts of rain up to 3.9 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 80s to the high 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the mid 70s.

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