Harvesting comes at steady pace

Harvesting comes at steady pace

Mild autumn weather last week continued to allow for steady progress in seeding wheat and harvesting soybeans and cotton for area producers.
According to the Tennessee Crop Weather report, late-week showers aided in wheat emergence and improvement of cool-season pastures. Activities included preparing tobacco for sale, mowing cotton stalks, tree digging and calf marketing. Hay supplies are reported to be adequate and the majority of cattle are rated to be in good-to-excellent condition.
There were five days suitable for fieldwork across the state with temperatures continuing to average one to three degrees below normal. Precipitation amounts averaged .2 inches above normal across West Tennessee.
Harvested cotton is at 86 percent and 81 percent of soybeans have been harvested. Burley stripped tobacco is at 39 percent, 74 percent of winter wheat has been seeded and 46 percent of winter wheat has emerged.
Forty-two percent of pastures are in fair condition and 62 percent of cattle are in good condition.
The high temperature for the week was 73 degrees with a low of 36 and an average of 53. Out of two rainy days, .59 inch fell and the rain total stands at 54.81 inches since the beginning of the year.
“”Combines started rolling Saturday afternoon and producers made good progress through Wednesday,” Weakley County ag extension agent Jeff Lannom said.
“Rain showers on Thursday dropped approximately .5 inch of precipitation helping topsoil moisture levels and germinating wheat.”

WCP 11.10.11

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