Alabama Field Reports: Late Week Rains Slow Planting

Cotton Planting. ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Photography

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 12, 2019.

County Comments

Shannon Parker, Morgan County
Rain cut workdays short. Corn planting completed. Some soybeans and cotton planted. Weather not suitable for working hay. Cattle continue to improve with good grazing.

Henry Dorough, Talladega County
Soybean and cotton planting continued through the first half of the week as did hay harvest. U-pick strawberries are in peak production. Heavy rainfall halted all farm activities in the later portion of the week.

Allie Corcoran, Barbour County
Cotton and peanut planting should be wrapping up in the next few weeks. Many farmers turned on the irrigation systems last week for corn crop. More rains are needed to help with the dry conditions.

Willie Durr, Houston County
Rainy late week curtailed fieldwork activities in the Wiregrass. Row crop producers planted as much as possible before the rain started. Hay harvest is underway for beef cattle producers.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 12, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 6.4 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the low 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 40s to the high 60s.

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