LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky experienced normal temperatures and rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.80 inches, 0.06 inches above normal. Temperatures averaged 62 degrees for the week, 3 degrees above normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 5 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 20 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 5 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 4.8 out of a possible seven.
Primary activities for this week included the continued harvest of corn, soybeans, and tobacco along with winter wheat planting and tobacco stripping. While temperatures were seasonably cool as the week progressed, scattered rain interrupted fieldwork at times.
Pasture condition is mostly good at this time with cooler temperatures slowing growth. The condition of housed tobacco was reported as mostly good as were soybeans. Although the majority of winter wheat is yet to be planted, a small portion of the crop has begun to emerge.
— USDA, NASS, Kentucky Field Office
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