Alabama Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting Ready to Take Off

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    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 15, 2018.

    County Comments

    Willie Durr, Houston County
    Fieldwork continues in the Wiregrass in preparation for planting cotton and peanuts. Very little corn is left to be planted.

    Henry Dorough, Talladega County
    Cool temperatures and damp soil have slowed burndown activity and delayed planting dates for corn. Warm season pastures are slow to green up due to late frosts several weeks ago and continued cool temperatures.

    Carol Nicholson, Bullock County
    Crops continue to look good at this time. Grass for hay and grazing are above normal at this time.

    Allie Corcoran, Barbour County
    Burndown and corn planting continues. Rain moved through this weekend giving much needed moisture to fields.

    William Birdsong, Coffee County
    Planting of cotton and peanuts will begin with a fury right after the rain event this weekend when soil conditions allow.

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    General Comments

    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 15, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.10 inches of rain up to 4.46 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the high 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 30s to mid 50s.

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