Tennessee update: 64% corn and 19% soybeans planted

Improved weather conditions helped Tennessee farmers plant a lot of acres in a short period of time.  Corn is 64% planted, now 10 points behind last year’s pace and 8% behind the 5-year average.  Twenty-five percent of the crop has emerged. Soybeans are 19% planted with 4% emerged.  Cotton is 13% planted.

Wheat conditions declined slightly, with 59% of the crop rated good to excellent and 98% is jointed with 82% headed.

Sixty-seventy percent of strawberries are rated good to excellent. Pastures are rated 57% good to excellent. 

Topsoil and subsoil moisture are both 94% adequate to surplus.

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