Tennessee Farmers Moving Forward With Planting

 Tennessee Farmers Moving Forward With Planting

Tennessee farmers are taking advantage, in between rains, to get crops planted across the state.

The latest report from the United States Department of Agriculture shows 48-percent of the corn crops have now been planted.

This report is an increase from 26-percent last week, and four-percent above the five year average at this time.

The USDA report also indicated 18-percent of the corn crop has emerged.

As far as early planted soybeans, eight-percent of the crop has been planted at this time.

Winter wheat this wheat was listed with 88-percent now in the “jointing” stage, and 33-percent in the “headed” stage.

Winter wheat is doing well in Tennessee, with the condition report listing 60-percent of the crop as “good” and 14-percent as “excellent”.

Charles Choate