Alabama Field Reports: Scattered Showers Benefit Crops

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019.

County Comments

Belinda Woods, Cullman County
The county received limited rainfall this week. Some areas are still very dry. Soil has quickly dried up due to hot, dry weather. Row crops and pastures needed rain in this critical growing time.

Jeffrey Smith, Elmore County
A good amount of rain fell over most of the area. The rain provided vital moisture especially for cotton, soybean, and peanut crops. Corn pretty much done, but will wait for harvest to see how much the dry weather in May affected yields.

Willie Durr, Houston County
Rainfall amounts varied this week throughout the Wiregrass Area. All the rain that fell was a great benefit to agricultural interest. Wet fields this week did limit applications of fungicides and insecticides.

Allie Corcoran, Barbour County
Dry conditions continued throughout the county despite rain this weekend. Some crops like soybeans may rebound after the rain. Some farms started corn harvest this week.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 21, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.19 inches of rain up to 6.80 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 80s to the mid 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 60s to the mid 70s.

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