Alabama Field Reports: Harvest Nearing Finish Line

    Tractor lining up cotton modules during harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 10, 2019.

    County Comments

    Shannon Parker, Morgan County
    Cotton harvesting was almost complete. What wheat has been planted was emerging with favorable weather. Much of the annual grazing plantings were complete and emerged.

    Belinda Woods, Cullman County
    It was a great week for harvesting soybeans and cotton. Conditions were favorable to plant, sow, and drill winter wheat and grasses. The county received around half an inch of rain which hampered productivity on one day.

    Henry Dorough, Talladega County
    While light rainfall did little to hamper crop harvesting on upland fields, low lying areas are still too wet to harvest. Annual cool-season pastures were growing nicely but will not provide sustainable grazing for a couple of months. Heavy frost on several mornings made the few warm-season pastures that remained go dormant, ensuring the need to continue providing hay and other supplements to livestock.

    General Comments

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    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 10, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.06 inches of rain up to 2.52 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 50s to the mid 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 30s to the low 50s.

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