Tennessee crops: 64% cotton and 49% soybeans planted


Tennessee crops: 64% cotton and 49% soybeans planted

Multiple rain events across the state slowed planting progress on corn, cotton, and soybeans for Tennessee farmers.  Hay cutting was active toward the end of the week, but the wet weather is declining forage quality.  Wheat harvest is expected to start soon.

Ninety percent of the state’s corn crop has been planted, 78 percent emerged, and 71 percent is rated good to excellent. 

Forty-nine percent of soybeans have been planted and 31 percent of the crop has emerged.  Sixty-four percent of the cotton crop has been planted and 2 percent of the crop is squaring with 51 percent rated good to excellent.  Seventy-nine percent of the wheat crop is coloring, and 53 percent of the crop is rated good to excellent.

Sixty-four percent of pastures are rated good to excellent.

99 percent of Topsoil and 99 percent of Subsoil are called adequate to surplus.

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