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Kentucky Agricultural Situation Report (AgSitRep):
Kentucky Crop and Weather Report
Issued 4:00 P.M., August 14, 2017 24-17
Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced below normal temperatures and above normal
rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 1.50 inches, 0.60
inches above normal. Temperatures averaged 72 degrees for the week, 4 degrees below
normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 3 percent very short, 22 percent short, 72 percent
adequate and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 4 percent very short, 24
percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Days suitable for
fieldwork averaged 5.6 out of a possible seven.
Carrying over from the previous period, widespread showers continued to fall early
Monday with a passing area of low pressure. Scattered coverage remained later in the
day before diminishing going into Tuesday with high pressure building into the
Bluegrass State. After a couple of dry days, isolated to scattered showers returned
Thursday through Saturday, ending with the passage of a weak cold front. Central and
Eastern Kentucky were the focus for any accumulations. Overall, Eastern Kentucky
came out well ahead of other portions of Kentucky, averaging over 2.5 inches for the
week. The active pattern led to a second straight week of unseasonably cool
Primary activities this week included cutting hay, topping and cutting tobacco, and
monitoring fields for disease. Corn harvesting has begun in areas that received
favorable weather. Some producers reported corn stress due to dry weather during
pollination. Double crop soybeans are also struggling in some areas due to heat and
dry weather. Even with the sometimes adverse conditions, corn was rated seventy nine
percent good to excellent. Soybeans were rated as seventy four percent good to excellent.
Tobacco was in mostly good to fair condition based on producer reports.
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