Kentucky Weekly Crop and Weather Summary

Kentucky Crop and Weather Report Issued 4:00 P.M., June 26, 2017 17-17 Agricultural News: Kentucky experienced below normal temperatures and much above normal rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 2.32 inches, 1.30 inches above normal. Temperatures averaged 73 degrees for the week, 1 degree below normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 6 percent short, 80 percent adequate and 14 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 7 percent short, 83 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 4.7 out of a possible seven. Extremely wet conditions returned to the Bluegrass State as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy and a cold front interacted with one another over the latter half of the workweek. The state saw a couple rounds of widespread showers and storms, the first coming on Thursday and the other Friday. With abundant moisture in place, torrential downpours were common across the area. This led to numerous reports of flash flooding and creeks/streams on the rise, more so on Friday. Overall, much of the state saw over an inch for the week, but some areas in the Bluegrass hardest hit by flooding received in upwards of 2 to 3 inches. Just like earlier in the workweek, the passing cold front signaled the start of a cooler, less humid, and dry pattern for the weekend. Primary activities this week included harvesting wheat, planting soybeans, cutting hay, and scouting fields for pests and diseases. Heavy rain towards the end of the week from Tropical Storm Cindy delayed fieldwork, with reports of flash flooding and crop damage. Producers are monitoring crop conditions to determine if any replanting is needed. The average height of emerged soybeans was 6 inches. The average height of tobacco in the field was 14 inches, compared to 10 inches last week and 12 inches last year at this time.

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