Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 11, 2018.
Jeffrey Smith, Elmore County
Cotton and soybean harvest came to a standstill this week. Rain and wet field conditions prevented any progress with the harvest.
Willie Durr, Houston County
Wet weather continued to contribute to losses in peanuts and cotton in the Wiregrass. Rainfall has been in such abundance in Houston County that it is causing extended delays in harvesting peanuts and cotton. Yields and quality continue to suffer in this unusual wet period.
Henry Dorough, Talladega County
Rain put a damper on fieldwork but allowed cotton producers extra time to transport cotton bales to the gin. Cattle farmers have been feeding hay and supplement for several weeks as they wait for cool season forages to grow.
Karen McDonald , Monroe County
Monroe County has been wet this week. Not a lot of huge rains but enough to keep producers out of the field. It has not been a good season for our cotton producers. Harvesting has been a challenge due to rainfall, fog, and no sunshine.
AgFax Weed Solutions
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 11, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 1.28 inches of rain up to 2.43 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the high 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 40s to the high 50s.