Tennessee crops: soybeans 68% and cotton 58% rated good to excellent
A hot and dry week helped farmers make progress in the fields, but now, rain is needed.
Statewide, soybeans are 86% planted with 77% emerged; and 68% rated good to excellent. Cotton is 25% squaring, 1% setting bolls, and 58% rated good to excellent.
Winter wheat is 43% harvested.
Pastures are rated 51% good to excellent. The first cutting of hay is 87% complete.
Topsoil moisture is 56% and subsoil moisture is 67% adequate to surplus.