Tennessee Field Reports: Rains Put Field Work on Hold

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

County Agent Comments

Richard Buntin, Crockett County
Rain has stopped harvest again. Soybean yields are good but there are quality issues. Cotton yields are likewise good but there are also some issues with grade and quality due to the fall rains.

Jeff Via, Fayette County
The farmers in Fayette County got more rain and wet conditions this week. They were able to harvest beans and cotton a few days but were set back again due to the rain.

Jeff Lannom, Weakley County
Good drying conditions early in the week allowed soybean producers to inch harvested acres further along. Additional wheat acres were seeded as well, but mid-week rains of 2+ inches has everything on hold…again.

James Harlan, Wayne County
Once again, rain has halted soybean harvest progress in this area. Many reports of poor quality/low test weights in soybeans.

Larry Moorehead, Moore County
We have several acres of beans still in the field due to wet conditions. Fall seeded pastures and hay land look good.

Kevin Rose, Giles County
Rain slowed soybean harvest and wheat planting last week.

A. Ruth Correll, Wilson County
Weather this week was mixed and row crop harvest continues as possible. Soybean producers are reporting most quality issues in the mid-maturity group beans. Mixed yield reports continue. Hay harvest continues as weather permits. 

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Matthew Deist, Marion County
Cooler temperatures combined with adequate moisture have cool season grasses coming on strong. Most of the soybeans and corn have been harvested while wheat seeds are still being put in the ground. Moving through the fall and into winter, livestock producer should be well off with hay supplies and/or the availability to purchase hay locally. All is well in Marion County. You all have a great week.

John Goddard, Loudon County
1/2 inch this week stopped corn and bean harvesting. Late corn yielded 90-100 bu/acre.

General Comments

Mid-week rains once again put a halt to field activities, but not before some harvest of field crops occurred. Despite mostly good yields, soybean and cotton producers reported quality issues due to wet conditions. Winter wheat planting continued as the weather allowed. As cooler temperatures approach, livestock producers were reporting adequate hay supplies. There were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork.

Topsoil moisture rated 1 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 41 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 2 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 30 percent surplus.

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