Mississippi Field Reports: Crops Making Good Progress

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    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 24, 2016.

    Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents

    Terry Wayne “Skip” Glidewell, Prentiss County
    “Most of Prentiss County has experienced some much needed thundershowers off and on throughout last week. Armyworms are beginning to make their way into hayfields. Row crops are progressing nicely as we continue to get the needed moisture.”

    Preston Aust, Humphreys County
    “Received much needed scattered showers this past week. The heat is pushing corn toward maturity fast. Insect and worm pressure is picking up in soybeans and cotton. Crops are looking pretty good.”

    Rilondricks Beeman, Jefferson County
    “Crop fields continue to look good. Fields can use a little rain this week. Vegetable fields are thriving well.”

    Jimbo Burkhalter, Tallahatchie County
    “Most irrigation on corn has been stopped. Scattered rains are a hit and miss just about every evening this week. Non irrigated corn is going to be short this year, while irrigated corn is respectable. High temperatures is taking a toll on all crops.”

    Randall “Randy” H. McKey III, Amite County
    “This past week has been one with less than expected rainfall, but wetter than previous weeks. Vegetable garden producers are beginning to replant for their fall gardens.”

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    General Comments

    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 24, 2016.  Topsoil moisture supplies were 18 percent very short, 34 percent short, 42 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 12 percent very short, 40 percent short, 42 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus.

    Low temperatures ranged from 70.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Winona to 76.7 degrees Fahrenheit at Yazoo City. Highs ranged from 90.3 degrees Fahrenheit at Biloxi to 97.7 degrees Fahrenheit at Yazoo City. Most of the state received some rain with the coastal part of the state receiving the most at an average of 3.25 inches.

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