LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky experienced cool rainy weather over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 1.67 inches, 0.82 inches above normal. Temperatures averaged 63 degrees for the week, 3 degrees below normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 79 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 2 percent very short, 15 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 4.4 out of a possible seven.
Primary activities this week included harvesting corn, soybeans, tobacco, and hay, as conditions allowed. Some fertilizer applications in preparation for wheat planting also occurred. The rainy weather has slowed crop drying and delayed row crop harvest and small grain planting. The wet weather has also caused crop and hay conditions to decline. Several growers have reported problems with armyworm infestations.
— USDA, NASS, Kentucky Field Office
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