Alabama Field Reports: Hot and Sunny – Wheat Harvest

    Wheat harvest. Photo: Rome Ethredge

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 10, 2018.

    County Comments

    Tim Malone, Marion County
    We had a good week for wheat and hay harvest, but we need some rain. Crops took a hit this week with no rain and these very hot temperatures. Corn is in a critical stage and needs a good soaking rain.

    Dan Porch, Blount County
    Hot, dry conditions were the norm for the week. Much needed scattered showers arrived late in the week but not everyone has received rain. First cutting of hay was completed last week. Strawberry harvest is finished, peach harvest underway now for the last couple of weeks. Summer vegetable crop harvest is picking up.

    Belinda Woods, Cullman County
    Cullman County soil has dried tremendously this week due to extremely hot and dry weather. County has not received any rainfall in over a week. Good conditions for wheat and hay harvest but corn and soybeans need some rain soon.

    Allie Corcoran, Barbour County
    Farmers are playing catch up during the sunny days. Most have finished planting and are starting to lay-by cotton fields. Summer showers have started to be more frequent in the afternoons providing rain, but a few dry days are needed.

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    General Comments

    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 10, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from no rain up to 3.3 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the mid 80s to the low 90s. Average low temperatures ranged from the high 50s to the low 70s.

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