Alabama Field Reports: Corn Planting Wraps Up, Cotton Takes Off

Cotton planting. ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Photography

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 5, 2019.

County Comments

Gina Harris, Blount County
Corn planting is complete and most has emerged and look good. Peanut and cotton planting have begun. Approximately half of the hayfields were completed with first cutting. Strawberry harvest continued with fair to good production.

Willie Durr, Houston County
Dry weather conditions caused the topsoil to dry out. Farmers continued plating until predicted rainfall start.

James Jones Jr, Henry County
Needed some moisture across the board to continue plantings.

Henry Dorough, Talladega County
Farm activities continued strong with planting of soybeans and cotton, herbicide applications, and hay production. Heavy rainfall halted all farm activities and brought improvement from the hot and dry conditions.

Shannon Parker, Morgan County
Corn progressed. More cotton was planted and soybean planting began. Wheat and hay looked good. Some ground too wet for pre-plant burndown.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 5, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 2.81 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 70s to the low 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 50s to the high 60s.

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