Alabama Field Reports: Crops Look Good, Some Starting to Stress

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 5, 2018.

County Comments

Tim Malone, Marion County
Still hot and dry. Double crop beans are hurting bad in this heat and dry weather. Cotton, soybeans and pastures starting to stress. Fall tomatoes are struggling.

Henry Dorough, Talladega County
Much needed rain. Hay and pasture management activities continued. All crops are in good condition with corn beginning to dry.

Willie Durr, Houston County
This week rainfall was just what row crop farmers and cattlemen needed. Most peanuts and cotton are in the fruiting stage and require moisture to mature. Grazing is still adequate for cattle to get their nutrition needs met. Hay quality may suffer as a result of the rainfall especially hay laying on the ground.

Carol Nicholson, Pike County
All crops look good at this time. Pasture and hay fields are doing really well and livestock looks good also.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 5, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 3.95 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 80s to the low 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the mid 70s.

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