Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 28, 2018.
County Agent Comments
J. C. Dupree, Lauderdale County
Corn harvest is complete and over fifty percent of cotton and soybeans have been harvested. Yields for all crops have been good so far this year. A few acres of winter wheat have been planted. Timely rains have slowed harvest. Pastures and cattle are in good to excellent condition.
Jeff Via, Fayette County
The farmers in Fayette County had a good start to the week harvesting crops and planting wheat. Rain moved in Thursday and Friday.
Jeff Lannom, Weakley County
Producers made the most of dry and sunny weather conditions. Soybean harvest and wheat seeding were the main focus until rain shut operations down late Thursday.
Jason Evitts, Trousdale County
Producers were able to get back in the field and resume harvest this week. Few farmers even put up a final cutting of hay.
A. Ruth Correll, Wilson County
Row crop producers were back in the field with a good week for harvest. Getting mixed reports on yield. Cooler temperatures have been less stressful on livestock. Late hay harvest continues. Frost has been reported but not a killing frost yet.
John Goddard, Loudon County
Had 2 frosts this week. Raining now.
Chris Ramsey, Sullivan County
Warm weather and wet conditions have extended grazing.
AgFax Weed Solutions
Drier conditions allowed farmers to resume harvest activities until late week rains forced them out of their fields again. Yield reports were mixed with some producers fearing that recent rains had adversely affected yields. Pasture conditions declined a bit with a few areas reporting frost, but, for the most part, conditions remained good. There were 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 2 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 24 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 2 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus.