Tennessee seeing some harvest delays

Harvest activity is ongoing in Tennessee, but some areas are reporting rain delays. The USDA says all crops are looking good and additional rain would help double crop soybean yields, with armyworms an issue in parts of eastern and middle Tennessee.

As of Sunday, 31% of the corn crop is harvested, compared to the five-year average of 87%, 98% has dented, matching the average, with 79% mature, compared to 87% on average, and 78% of the crop rated good to excellent.

5% of soybeans are harvested, compared to the normal rate of 8%, with 37% dropping leaves, compared to 46% on average, and 75% in good to excellent shape.

20% of cotton bolls are opening, well behind the five-year average of 63%, and harvest has yet to really get underway.

75% of tobacco is cut, in-line with the usual rate.

1% of winter wheat is planted, slightly ahead of average.

61% of pastures are in good to excellent condition, with 30% called fair.

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