Alabama Field Reports: Spotty Thunderstorms, Crops Doing Well

    Crop progress for the Week Ending July 8, 2018.

    Shane Seay, Limestone County
    “Although the entire county is not receiving rain every day, some portion is seeing pop up thunderstorms every evening. These storms are dropping large amounts of rain in short periods of time.”

    Gina Harris, Blount County
    “Some parts of the county have not received much rainfall while others are getting more than they need. Most crops are doing good. Rain has delayed hay cutting in many areas.”

    Karen McDonald, Monroe County
    “Monroe County received rainfall most every day this week. Crops still look good, but rain has hindered spraying that needs to be done.”

    Willie Durr, Houston County
    “A lot more sunshine than rain was in the offering this week over most of the Wiregrass Area. Farmers were able to get on top of their fungicidal applications as well as insecticides. Some farmers are starting to add gypsum to their peanuts. Cattlemen cut, rolled, and put up most of their hay.”

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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, July 8, 2018. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from trace amounts of rain up to 6.6 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 90s to the mid 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 70s to the 60s.

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