Alabama Field Reports: Harvest Moves Along Between Spotty Showers

Photo: Alabama Cooperative Extension

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 4, 2018.

County Comments

Gina Harris, Blount County
Weather conditions were favorable for harvest most days this week. Peanut harvest near completion. Producers were progressing rapidly with cotton harvest. Soybean harvest continued. Most hay had been cut and baled, but a few rolls were still in the fields. Warmer than average temperatures contributed to a little longer growing season.

Belinda Woods, Cullman County
Spotty showers this week hampered harvest of cotton and soybeans. Many cattle farmers were trying to get the last cutting of hay for the year. Some areas had already received a light frost but not a killing frost.

Henry Dorough, Talladega County
Cotton harvest was moving along. Soybean harvest continued. Pasture condition was poor. As warm season pastures approached dormancy, cool season pastures have been slow to produce due to limited rainfall and a late armyworm outbreak.

Tim Malone, Marion County
The rainy weather slowed soybean and cotton harvest.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 04, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.33 inches of rain up to 1.58 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the high 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 40s to the low 60s.


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