Alabama: Some Rains Delay Harvest – USDA

    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Alabama Field Office, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, August 30, 2015. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain in Florence to 1.37 inches in Anniston. Average mean temperatures ranged from 73.0°F in Haleyville to 79.0°F in Montgomery.


    Tyler Sandlin, REA, Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, and Tuscaloosa Counties: Much rainfall has occurred in the last two to three weeks hampering efforts for some corn harvest.

    Donald Mann, FSA CED, Jackson County: Light rain fell in Jackson County. This will delay corn harvest a couple of days. Corn yields continue to look good.

    Jeffrey Smith, FSA CED, Coosa, Elmore, Montgomery, and Tallapoosa Counties: Bolls beginning to open quickly in most cotton fields. Corn harvest progressing with a mostly dry week. The service center received rain late in the week.

    Don Moore, Autauga Experiment Station, Autauga County: Corn harvest is in full swing after last week’s rainy conditions.

    Karen McDonald-Minor, FSA CED, Monroe County: Crop conditions for Monroe County are fair. Parts of the county have gotten very dry, causing stress on crops.

    Charles Simon, CEC, Covington County: Good weather for corn harvest; otherwise rainfall is needed to fill out this year’s crop.-Willie Durr, CEC, Houston County.
    Many areas are in great need of a good rain.

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