Alabama Field Reports: Corn Harvest – Rain Delays

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 29, 2018.

County Comments

Allie Corcoran, Barbour County
Corn harvest came to a halt earlier this week due to rains. Other crops are continuing to progress and are looking good thanks to recent rainfall. Some dry weather is needed.

Willie Durr, Houston County
Rainfall was spotty for most of the Wiregrass area this week. Some row crop farmers were able to harvest corn early in the week. Fungicide and insecticide applications were made. Cattlemen were also able to cut and roll hay early week as well.

Henry Dorough, Talladega County
Corn and hay harvest continued this week with a few days delayed due to weather. The widely scattered rain was welcomed in some locations and other locations are showing signs of dry weather and heat stress in forage crops.

Dan Porch, Blount County
Much needed rainfall. Additional scattered showers covered much of the area the weekend increasing soil moisture to an adequate level. Some soybeans varieties beginning to defoliate; corn continuing to dry down. Harvesting apples and soil preparation underway for annual hill strawberry production.

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 19, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.34 inches of rain up to 2.21 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 80s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the mid 70s.

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