Alabama Field Reports: Cotton, Peanuts On Hold

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    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 22, 2018.

    County Comments

    Willie Durr, Houston County
    Cooler than normal soil temperatures persist in the Wiregrass area causing row crop farmers to delay planting cotton and peanuts. Most of the corn that has emerged is looking good. Expecting good rainfall into the early part of the week.

    Dan Porch, Blount County
    Good week for planting corn and other crops. Operations were thinning peaches and planting spring vegetable crops. Very windy conditions during the week made spray applications to crops impossible to very difficult.

    Henry Dorough, Talladega County
    As a result of frost and cool damp conditions warm season forages have been slow to green up and crop planting has been slow.

    Karen McDonald, Monroe County
    Corn has been a little stressed due to the temperatures dropping. Producers are making preparations in the field to plant and are hoping for some good warm sunshine.

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    General Comments

    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 22, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 1.91 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 60s to the high 70s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 30s to the mid 50s.

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