Tennessee crops: soybeans 49% and cotton 59% good to excellent

Scattered rainfalls continued to help some crop conditions improve across Tennessee.

Soybeans are rated 49% good to excellent, with 92% blooming, and 70% setting pods.  Cotton is rated 59% good to excellent, 98% of cotton is squaring, 82% setting bolls, and 1% with bolls opening. Corn is rated 33% good to excellent with 87% in the dough stage, and 44% dented.  Tobacco is 90% topped and 44% is rated good to excellent. 

Pastures are rated 47% good to excellent, and while conditions have improved, many livestock producers are still concerned about hay yields and availability.  Armyworms have started to appear in hay fields and some producers have use pesticides to control them as weather allowed. Topsoil moisture is 88% adequate

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