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Kentucky Agricultural Situation Report (AgSitRep):
Kentucky Crop and Weather Report
Issued 4:00 P.M., September 18, 2017 29-17
Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced below normal temperatures and rainfall over
the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.75 inches, 0.09 inches below
normal. Temperatures averaged 67 degrees for the week, 3 degrees below normal.
Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 85 percent adequate
and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 3 percent very short, 11 percent
short, 81 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork
averaged 4.5 out of a possible seven.
For the second time this year, Kentucky had a remnant tropical system pass through
the area. This time, it was the remnant system of Irma as is it moved from Florida to
the Tennessee Valley by Tuesday and then through the Bluegrass State on Wednesday.
This brought roughly a two to three day period of on and off showers. Unlike Harvey a
couple weeks ago, even though coverage was widespread at times, rainfall was light to
moderate throughout the event, leading to less in the way of accumulations. Overall,
the state averaged three quarters of inch, which was slightly below normal for this
time of year. The thick cloud cover and rain showers kept temperatures on the low
side for the first half of the period, before a warming trend took the state back to
near normal over the weekend.
Primary activities this week included harvesting tobacco, hay, corn, and soybeans.
Recent rainfall delayed fieldwork at times, but helped in germinating fall grass
seedings and reviving pastures. Farmers continue to monitor grain moisture content in
harvesting corn. Livestock producers are preparing for fall breeding and vaccinating
Kentucky Climate Update.
This week in Kentucky's growing season
30-Day Percent of Normal Rainfall Map:(Updated daily - Based on PM Obs.)
Summary of Kentucky Mesonet & NWS Weather Stations for various time periods for entire state:(Updated daily - Based on PM Obs.)
Climate Summaries By Climate Disision:
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky