Alabama Field Reports: Corn Harvest Begins, Good Yields

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 12, 2018.

County Comments

Dan Porch, Blount County
A few showers brought much-needed rainfall to some locations, while others missed it. Row crops still looking good but could use a good rain event. Peach harvest winding down. Local farmer’s markers have a good volume of produce.

Allie Corcoran, Barbour County
Corn harvest started this week. Cotton reports of the first bolls opening. Rain continued.

Willie Durr, Houston County
Isolated showers dotted the Wiregrass for much of the week keeping row crop farmers optimistic about this year’s crop. Foliage feeders are on the rise in both peanuts and cotton. Fieldwork continued with only minimal interruption. Hay harvest continues with some delays.

Henry Dorough, Talladega County
Corn harvest began this week and good yields have been reported. Hay harvest was less impacted by rain this week as storms were more widespread in the county.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 12, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.24 inches of rain up to 2.66 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 80s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the high 70s.


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