Tennessee crops: 64% soybeans and 60% cotton rated good to excellent
Drier weather across Tennessee continues and many crops are in need of a rain.
Eighty-six percent of soybeans have been planted, 70 percent has emerged, and 64 percent are rated good to excellent. Farmers have been rushing to plant double-crop beans as soon as their winter-wheat crop has been harvested. Ninety-six percent of the cotton crop has been planted and 17 percent of the crop is squaring with 60 percent rated good to excellent. The crop development remains behind the averages. Eighty-nine percent of tobacco has been set.
Seventy-three percent of the corn crop is rated good to excellent and 5 percent of the crop is silking.
Sixty-two percent of the wheat crop has been harvested. The first cutting of hay is 89 percent complete.
Sixty-one percent of pastures are rated good to excellent.
67 percent of Topsoil and 79 percent of Subsoil are called adequate to surplus.