Tennessee Field Reports: Rains Halt Field Activity

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

    County Agent Comments

    Jeff Via, Fayette County
    The farmers in Fayette County had just a few days they could plant wheat and harvest beans and cotton. More rain fell and temperatures got colder by the end of the week.

    Jeff Lannom, Weakley County
    Producers were able to get back into the fields the first of the week and continue wheat planting, harvesting soybeans and picking cotton. Corn harvest is complete. Rainfall on Thursday halted all field activities.

    Larry Moorehead, Moore County
    We got more rain the end of the week but most of our harvest is done and most of our wheat is in the ground. With the moisture in the ground it is coming up great. Most everyone is feeding hay already due to the dry weather in the early fall.

     Kevin Rose, Giles County 
    Corn harvest completed. Still several acres of cotton and soybeans in the field.

    A. Ruth Correll, Wilson County
    Fall weather has arrived with killing frost this week. Some rain. Some corn and soybeans remain to be harvested but high moisture a challenge. Cattle in good condition but some folks had to begin feeding hay early.

    John Goddard, Loudon County
    .3 inch of rain this week. 2 killing frosts this week.

    Chris Ramsey, Sullivan County
    Good soil moisture but cooler temperatures have limited pasture growth.

    John Wilson, Blount County
    Recent rain continues to improve soil moisture. Fall planted forages continue to emerge. Pastures still short as hay feeding continues.

    Anthony Carver, Grainger County
    Hemp harvested, but no market as of yet.

    General Comments

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    Rain shortened field activities last week and left soybeans and cotton to be harvested and winter wheat to be planted. The days suitable for field work did allow enough time for producers to complete corn harvest though they may face challenges with high corn moisture content. The rains provided the beneficial effect of increasing subsoil moisture and improving winter wheat and pasture conditions; however, lingering effects of dry conditions in early fall required producers to start feeding hay a bit earlier than anticipated.

    There were 3.9 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 9 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 23 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 14 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus.

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