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Friday, May 20, 2016

May Planting Progress

Kentucky experienced near normal temperatures and above normal rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 1.86 inches, 0.74 inches above normal. Temperatures averaged 63 degrees for the week, unchanged from normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 3 percent short, 62 percent adequate and 35 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 3 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 28 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 2.1 out of a possible seven. 

Primary activities this week included limited planting and spraying. Excessive rains and storms this week led to flooding, with standing water in many fields. Some fields will need to be replanted. There were also reports of crop damage due to large hail and strong winds; tornado touchdowns also occurred. For you full NASS report, click here

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