Corn crop in Kentucky rated 76% good to excellent

Below-normal temperatures and rainfall slowed progress in Kentucky this past week.

Keith Tapp farms in the western part of the state.  “We would have been wrapped up if we hadn’t had to replant about a fifth of our crop,” he says.  “We’ve had so much rain that recently that it took out everything we had planted up until a week prior.”  Statewide, the corn crop is 91% planted, with 76% of the crop emerged, and 76% rated good to excellent.  Soybeans are 72% planted, with 51% emerged. 

Overall, Tapp tells Brownfield the crop was off to a good start.  “With the exception of what we had to plant when we got shut down, but everything should take off well.”

Winter wheat is 95% headed with 74% of the crop rated good to excellent. Forty-seven percent of the tobacco crop has been set.  Pasture conditions have benefited from recent rains and warmer temperatures and are rated 69% good to excellent. 

Topsoil is 78% adequate to surplus and subsoil is 79% adequate to surplus.

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