Tennessee crops: cotton 65% and soybeans 79% rated good to excellent
Cooler temperatures across much of the state helped crop development as much of the state remains very dry.
Northwest Tennessee farmer John Dodson tells Brownfield his crops look pretty good. “I’m not going to say it will be a record crop by any means, but generally speaking the corn, cotton, and soybeans all look pretty nice,” he says. Dodson says the biggest challenge for the 2021 crop year was getting the crop in the ground followed by… “The largest run-up in fertilizer prices in a number of years,” he says. “If one had not had pre-purchased fertilizer in the winter, the expense was pretty high.”
Corn is 43% dented and 82% of the crop is rated good to excellent. Sixty-five percent of the cotton crop is setting bolls, 65% of the crop is rated good to excellent. Soybeans are 84% blooming, 62% setting pods, with 79% rated good to excellent. Tobacco is rated 60% good to excellent with 76% of the crop topped. Pasture conditions declined some this week and are rated 57% good to excellent. Topsoil moisture is 66% adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture is 79% adequate.
AUDIO: John Dodson, Tennessee