Mississippi Field Reports: Lots of Replanting, Crops in Generally Good Condition but Late

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 23, 2019.

Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents

James Shannon, Pontotoc County
“Heavy rains have required replanting of soybean and cotton acreage, but wet conditions have delayed replanting.”

Preston Aust, IV, Washington County
“A much needed rain fell on Wednesday and again on Saturday with totals reaching 2-4 inches. Crops are looking better but we are still way behind the calendar. We need really favorable weather from this point on.”

Vicki Joyce Ganann, Leake County
“We’ve had lots of replanting in areas with water standing. Conditions are improving. What is planted looks good, but is late.”

Jim McAdory, Winston County
“Heat and humid conditions are contributing to stress of grazing animals, but there is adequate moisture at this time. Forages and hay is producing good yields as long as rains persist.”

James Randall Nevins, Monroe County
“The rain has come in now to help with growth of crops. No drought situations at this point. Pastures are looking much better the last couple of weeks.”

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 23, 2019. Topsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 20 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 15 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 14 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 67.2 degrees Fahrenheit at Crystal Springs to 78.7 degrees Fahrenheit at Biloxi. Highs ranged from 86.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Independence to 92.9 degrees Fahrenheit at Laurel. Light to moderate precipitation was received throughout the State, with the highest concentration in the coastal part of the State with an average of 2.80 inches.


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