Tennessee farmers begin corn harvest
Corn harvest has started in parts of Tennessee.
According to the USDA, hot dry conditions in the western part of the state last week allowed 1% of the crop to dry out and be harvested. One-quarter of the crop is mature with 76% rated good to excellent.
Cotton is 96% is setting bolls and 5% opening bolls, with 62% of the crop rated good to excellent. 90% of soybeans are setting pods, with 72% rated good to excellent. Tobacco is rated 64% good to excellent with 95% of the crop topped and 33% cut.
Pasture conditions declined this week at 59% good to excellent as farmers across the state battle high populations of army worms. Some infestations are bad enough farmers must begin feeding ay.
Topsoil moisture is 80% and subsoil moisture is 79% adequate to surplus.