North Carolina Field Reports: Crops Looking Better with Warmer Temps

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

County Extension Comments

Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension
Widespread rain showers and thunderstorms limited field activities for the week. Most of the county received between 2.5″-4″ of rainfall with localized heavier amounts in some areas. Localized flash flooding washed out roadways and flooded some homes; however, damage to crops and cropland were minimal.

Robert Hawk – Jackson/ Swain County Extension
The rainfall was above normal for the period with nearly 2″ of rainfall. Temperatures were slightly below normal. Crops and pastures are looking good!

Daniel Simpson – Pamlico County Extension
Sunny weather this week allowed crops to catch up on growth. However, rain is needed as we continue to miss most showers to our North and East.

Gary Cross – Person County Extension
Heavy rains slowed wheat harvest soybean planting. Tobacco progressing, corn looking more uniform. Pastures are recovering.

Cathy Herring – Central Crops Research Station
Only light showers last week it is starting to get dry again in parts of the county.

Stephen Bishop – Cleveland County Extension
Some timely rains and showers have hit most areas of the county. Corn looks a lot better now than a few weeks ago. Wheat harvest is pretty much done, and soybeans look good so far.

Charles Mitchell – Franklin County Extension
Crops are looking better since we have received moderate rains and the temperatures have become typical for this time of year.

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Paige Burns – Richmond County Extension
Most areas received significant rainfall last week. Some storms caused falling trees.

Mark Seitz – Pender County Extension
Dry conditions throughout the county have returned to a level comparable to late May. Light scattered rains are helping but are not enough. Subsoil water levels are dropping quickly and are not sustaining corn growth during the day. Corn and soybean yield potentials are hurting. Wheat harvest is nearly complete with good to excellent yields across the county.

Tim Hambrick – Surry County Extension
Continued wet conditions are causing deterioration in small grain quality and are slowing growth of soybeans and tobacco. Soil is becoming very packed which will lead to its own set of issues if it ever dries out.


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