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Weekly Crop Progress Report, August 16th

Weekly Crop Progress Report for August 16, 2010

The average temperature for the State was 79.1 degrees, 7.5 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, August 15, 2010. Precipitation averaged 1.13 inches, 0.33 inches above normal. There were 180 modified growing degree days, 31 days above normal. Reporters rated 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, August 13, 2010. Topsoil moisture was rated 7 percent very short, 34 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS

Scattered showers moved through the state and provided needed rain to some areas. Crops and livestock in areas that did not get rain were showing signs of heat stress. Farm activities included tillage, installing tile, hauling grain, spraying corn and soybeans, applying manure, and baling hay. Early tobacco harvest continued in the southern counties, however the majority of the crop was just topped this week. Many fresh market vegetables were harvested.

As of Sunday August 15, 82 percent of corn was in dough, compared to 43 percent last year and 59 percent for the five-year average. Thirty-four percent of corn was dented, compared to four percent last year and 10 percent for the five-year average. Eighty-two percent of soybeans were setting pods, compared to 69 percent last year and 88 percent for the five-year average. Sixty-nine percent of the third cutting of alfalfa hay was complete, compared to 57 percent last year and 60 percent for the five-year average. Eleven percent of the 4th cutting of alfalfa hay was complete, eight percent ahead of both last year and the five-year average. Ninety percent of the second cutting of other hay was complete, six percent ahead of last year and five percent ahead of the five-year average. The third cutting of other hay was 29 percent complete, nine percent ahead of both last year and the five-year average. Seventy-five percent of peaches were harvested, compared to 60 percent last year and 61 percent for the five-year average. Eighty percent of summer apples were harvested, compared to 64 percent last year and 67 percent for the five-year average. Eighty- eight percent of cucumbers were harvested, compared to 74 percent last year and 52 percent for the five-year average. Potatoes were 52 percent harvested, compared to 24 percent last year and 16 percent for the five-year average. Processing tomatoes were seven percent harvested, seven percent behind last year and two percent behind the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

Eighty-three percent of livestock were in fair-to-good condition, up two percent from last week. Apples were rated 77 percent in fair-to-good condition, down one percent from last week. Hay was rated 82 percent in fair-to-good condition, up two percent from last week. Pasture and range were rated 81 percent in fair-to-good condition, down one percent from last week. Seventy-two percent of corn was rated in fair-to-good condition, down two percent from last week. Soybeans were rated 72 percent in fair-to-good condition, down three percent from last week.

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