Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 19, 2019.
Shannon Parker, Morgan County
Spotty showers hampered drying and some field work. Producers hurried to get cotton planted as final plant date was the 15th. What corn was planted is all that is going to be. Soybean planting ramped up, wheat is progressing, hay cutting started around rain, cattle continued to look good.
Henry Dorough, Talladega County
The week began with wet soils that dried quickly allowing field operations to resume. Crop activities included spraying corn and planting soybeans and cotton. Hay production continued with most fields getting rain from scattered strong storms late in the week.
Jeffrey Smith, Coosa County
A few acres of cotton were still left to plant but most was emerged and looked good but will need rain before long. Limited soybean acres this year with market prices as they are. Corn looked good with most already laid by.
Willie Durr, Houston County
Air and soil temperatures were inching up and causing corn producers to run irrigation equipment. Cotton and peanut planters were running wide open throughout the Wiregrass area.
AgFax Weed Solutions
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 19, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 3.22 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 70s to the upper 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 50s to the low 70s.