Tennessee crops showing signs of stress
Persistent hot and dry weather continues to stress Tennessee crops.
Statewide, soybeans are rated 48% good to excellent, with 23% blooming, and 1% setting pods. Cotton is rated 48% good to excellent, 43% of cotton is squaring and 10% setting bolls. Corn is rated 52% good to excellent with 44% silking and 2% in the dough stage.
Pastures conditions dropped to 29% good to excellent. The first cutting of hay is 96% complete. Hay and roughage supplies are 61% adequate and 32% short to very short.
Topsoil moisture is 72% short to very short and subsoil moisture is 66% short to very short.