Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 23, 2019.
Shannon Parker, Morgan County
Wheat harvest finished up, soybeans planted. Early cotton loaded well, but bug pressure in young cotton. Corn progressed. Hay and grazing land were good for the most part along with livestock.
Gina Harris, Walker County
Rain has been spotty with some areas receiving more than an inch per storm and other areas only getting about one tenth of an inch. Some hayfields were undergoing a second cutting. Corn and soybeans looked good, as well as peanuts. Cotton was not fairing as well.
Belinda Woods, Cullman County
County needs rainfall. Extremely hot, humid and dry conditions were drying out the soil and crops were suffering.
Allie Corcoran, Barbour County
Showers continued to help with drought conditions across the county. Some areas still need some rain. Some farmers were reporting damage from deer in cotton and corn damage from hogs. Laying by continued in cotton.
Dan Porch, Blount County
Scattered showers have provided adequate moisture for continued plant growth and development.
AgFax Weed Solutions
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 23, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 2.88 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 80s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the high 70s.