Alabama Field Reports: Harvest Nearing Its End

    Cotton harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 17, 2019.

    County Comments

    Gina Harris, Walker County
    The county experienced light, scattered showers on a couple days. Cool nights and killing frosts halted growth on warm-season grasses. Cotton, peanut, and soybean harvesting continued.

    Henry Dorough, Talladega County
    Progress was made with crop harvest despite rain during the week. Soybean harvest neared completion while cotton harvest in low-lying fields was hampered by wet soils. A hard freeze brought overnight temperatures into the upper teens, ensuring the continuation of supplemental nutrition for livestock.

    Karen McDonald, Monroe County
    This week was better than last week for harvesting cotton. The rain held off long enough for producers to get into their fields.

    Derek Bryan, Crenshaw County
    Crenshaw County received some very beneficial rains this past week, allowing for winter grazing and cover crop planting. Producers started to see winter annuals emerge.

    General Comments

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    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 17, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.07 inches of rain to 2.92 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 50s to the mid 60s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 20s to the high 30s.

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