Alabama Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Harvest Picks Up

Photo: Jason Sarver, Mississippi State University Extension

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 7, 2018.

County Comments

Gina Harris, Blount County
Most peanuts were dug this week; cotton is being harvested and looks good. Soybeans are being harvested. Corn harvest is almost complete, and many are cutting hay for the last time. Beds were prepared for strawberry plantings. Dry conditions all week.

Jeffrey Smith, Elmore County
A dry week with much activity in the field. Cotton harvest rolling, soybean harvest picking, and peanuts dug.

Willie Durr, Houston County
Peanut and cotton harvest was in full swing in the Wiregrass. The looming storm moving this way is not a welcome sight in the middle of harvest season.

James Jones Jr, Henry County
Peanut harvest was back underway after a rain break. Yield continued to be good. Cotton harvest began this week across the county. Some small grains for forage were being planted.

General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, October 7, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 1.86 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 80s to the low 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the mid 70s.

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