Planting in different stages across Tennessee
Crops are in various stages across the state of Tennessee at this point in the planting season.
Early cool weather required some fields to be replanted in western Tennessee. A window of dry weather in the middle part of the state allowed for hay cutting and baling, and corn and hay progressed well with drier weather in eastern Tennessee.
As of Sunday, the USDA reports 86% of corn is planted up from 75% the previous week and in line with the five-year average of 87%. 66% of the crop has emerged compared to 70% on average.
Soybean planting reached 38%, up from 25% the previous week and 8 percentage points ahead of average, with 18% emerged also 8 points head of average.
Cotton planting reached 24%, slightly ahead of last year’s pace but still 20 percentage points behind average.
92% of winter wheat has headed with 2% coloring. The USDA rates Tennessee’s winter wheat crop 80% good to excellent.