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Kentucky Agricultural Situation Report (AgSitRep):
Kentucky Crop and Weather Report
Issued 4:00 P.M., November 27, 2017 39-17
Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced below normal temperatures and rainfall over
the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.00 inches, 1.02 inches below
normal. Temperatures averaged 43 degrees for the week, 2 degrees below normal.
Topsoil moisture was rated 5 percent short, 89 percent adequate, and 6 percent
surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 88 percent
adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 5.8 out of a
Fall harvest was helped along with an entire week of dry conditions and mostly sunny
skies. High pressure was in control for most of the period, keeping the area rain-
free. Even a couple cold fronts ended up in mostly dry passages through the
Bluegrass State. Looking at the 95-station database with the UK Ag Weather Center,
only three stations recorded rainfall for the week and the maximum was three
hundredths. Bottom line, the majority of the state did not see any rainfall and led
to a second straight week of below normal precipitation.
Primary activities for the week included harvesting corn and soybeans along with
tobacco stripping. Farmers were finally able to get back in the fields this week as
the weather stayed dry and temperatures were relatively mild. With that being said,
the harvest of both corn and soybeans remains behind both last year and the five year
average due to wet conditions through most of November. The percentage of tobacco
stripped is on pace with last year. The current supply of hay and roughage is mostly
adequate at this time and will be aided by good pasture conditions. The condition of
planted winter wheat was reported as mostly good with seventy six percent of
the crop emerged.
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