Alabama Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting Taking Off

Photo: Doug Mayo, University of Florida

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 28, 2019.

County Comments

James Jones, Henry County
Received much needed rainfall to get started planting and activate herbicides for peanuts and cotton. Cotton planted in earnest as peanut planting began this week. Pastures in need of some rain. Small grains for harvest are beginning to head out and dry down.

Shannon Parker, Morgan County
Cotton planting began and some soybeans have been planted. Good week for work.

Dan Porch, Blount County
Warmer temperatures and less rainfall made for a good week of work in the fields. Cotton and other row crop planting made good headway as well as field preparation for later plantings. Continued planting summer vegetables crops.

Henry Dorough, Talladega County
Light rain did not hinder farm activities as crop planting continued throughout the week and cool season annual grasses were cut for hay.

Willie Durr, Houston County
Good dry conditions this week enabled row crop farmers to start planting peanuts and cotton. Some field work was slowed due to some late week rainfall.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 28, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 1.07 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 70s to the low 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 40s to the low 60s.

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