Alabama Field Reports: Heavy Cotton Damage, Peanut in Better Shape

Photo: Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 14, 2018.

County Comments

Bobby Beasley, Henry County
Hurricane Michael destroyed the cotton crops and left peanuts in a volatile state with destruction of local buying points and warehouses.

Belinda Woods, Cullman County
Grasses, soybean, and corn crops are drying rapidly due to heat and no rain. County had a good weather week for harvesting crops.

Allie Corcoran, Barbour County
Hurricane Michael caused a great deal of damage to the cotton crop in the area. Peanuts seemed to fare well from the storm in our area.

James Jones Jr, Henry County
Hurricane Michael damaged the cotton crop across the county. Peanuts were less affected, but we will learn more at harvest. Timber, pecan, and minor crops were also affected and damaged. Cattle fences were down across the county.

Tim Malone, Marion County
Harvest is in full swing and going well. Pastures were improving with the rain and cooler temperatures.

General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, October 14, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 3.60 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 70s to the mid 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the high 60s.

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