Tennessee crops: 65% cotton and 80% soybeans rated good to excellent

Much drier weather allowed Tennessee farmers to get back in the fields.  Farmers across the state have been harvesting wheat, planting soybeans, and catching up on post-emergent herbicide applications.   

Corn is 9% silking and 81% rated good to excellent.  Cotton planting is 97% complete with 26% squared and 65% rated good to excellent.  Soybeans are 86% planted and 75% emerged, 80% of the crop is rated good to excellent.  Fifty-three percent of the winter wheat crop has been harvested.

Pastures are rated 65% good to excellent, a slight decline on the week.  The first cutting of hay is 85% complete and 76% of tobacco has been transplanted. 

Topsoil moisture is 77% and subsoil moisture is 87% adequate to surplus. 

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