Grower’s also reported adequate rainfall to assist the emerging winter wheat and forage crops. Routine activities, other than harvest and seeding last week, included final application of cotton defoliant, preparing tobacco for sale, and marketing calves. Pastures continue in fair-to-good condition for this time of year.
There were 5 days suitable for fieldwork across the state. Topsoil moisture levels were rated 2 percent very short, 21 percent short, 73 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were rated 4 percent very short, 31 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Temperatures averaged about 2 to 6 degrees below normal across Tennessee last week. Rainfall averaged above normal in the East and Plateau Regions of Tennessee and below normal across the remainder of the state.
For more information, visit the USDA National Ag Statistics Service, Tennessee Field Office crop condition report.