Crop Progress and Conditions for the Week Ending November 3, 2019.
Shannon Parker, Morgan County
Multiple days of good rainfall hampered all fieldwork for the week. The forecast suggested fair conditions for most of this week. Hopefully we can get close to complete on cotton. Some wheat was planted.
Belinda Woods, Cullman County
The county received two to three inches of rain this week, which helped with the drought conditions, but really hampered the soybean and cotton harvests. The county experienced a heavy frost on Friday and Saturday mornings, which brought warm-season grass grazing to an end. Cattle farmers will now need supplement feed and hay for their herds.
Henry Dorough, Talladega County
Abundant rainfall early in the week saturated fields throughout the county putting a halt to crop harvest for several days. Freezing temperatures with heavy frost halted growth of all warm-season forages for the season. Winter pastures planted in weeks prior have emerged and will provide grazing for livestock in the coming months. Farmers continued to provide hay and other supplements for livestock due to the lack of available grazing.
AgFax Weed Solutions
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 3.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 3, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.99 inches of rain up to 5.91 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the mid 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 30s to the mid 50s.