LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky experienced below normal temperatures and rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.52 inches, 0.28 inches below normal. Temperatures averaged 72 degrees for the week, 3 degrees below normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 6 percent very short, 31 percent short, 62 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 6 percent very short, 26 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 6.0 out of a possible seven.
Primary activities this week included topping and cutting tobacco, and harvesting hay. Producers cut silage, and the harvest of corn for grain started in a few areas. Western and central portions of the state continued to experience dry conditions, with some improvements reported in eastern counties this past week from scattered storms.
— USDA NASS Kentucky Field Office
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