Crop Progress & Condition Report
for the week ended June 6, 2010
There were 4.5 days suitable for field work, compared to 4.6 from the previous week. There wasn’t much progress made on the harvesting of hay or cabbage because of the rainfall but farmers were able to continue to plant row crops.
Statewide soil moisture levels were rated at 2% very short, 6% short, 75% adequate and 17% surplus.
Crop Progress & Condition
Cotton-98% of the crop has been planted compared to 87% last week and 100% last year as well as 100% five-year average. Of the crop that had emerged 2% of the crop is in Poor condition, 30% in Fair condition, 63% in Good condition, and 5% in Excellent condition.
Corn- 2% of the crop is rated in Poor condition, 23% is rated Fair, 63% of the crop is rated Good and 12% is rated Excellent.
Peanuts-97% of the crop is in the ground compared to 87% last week and 100% at this time last year right in line with the five-year average of 97%. Of the crop that had emerged 25% is considered to be in Fair condition, 74% in Good condition, and 7% in Excellent condition.
Soybeans- 61% of the crop has been planted compared to 55% last week, as well as last year and the five-year average. Of the crop that has been planted, 49% has emerged, compared to 40% last week and 43% last year and a five-year average of 43%.
Sweet Potatoes- 37% of the crop has been planted compared to 27% last week and 50% last year, well behind the five-year average of 59%.
Tobacco-burley- 90% of the crop has been transplanted compared to 86% last week and 77% last year, well ahead of the five-year average of 68%. Of the crop in the ground 3% is rated Poor, 32% Fair, 59% Good, and 6% Excellent.
Tobacco-flue cured- 2% of the crop is rated Poor, 17% is rated Fair, 74% is rated Good, and 7% is rated Excellent.
Wheat- 9% of the crop is rated as Very Poor, 18% of the crop is rated Poor, 36% of the crop is rated Fair, 34% is rated Good, and 3% is rated as Excellent.
Precipitation & Temperatures
Portions of the state received heavy rainfall last week, with precipitation ranging from no rain to 4.72 inches in Salisbury. Average temperatures were well above normal, ranging from 69 to 80 degrees. The highest temperature in the state was 95 recorded in Aurora the lowest temperature in the state for the week was 62 recorded in Asheville.
The latest Drought Monitor released on Thursday, June 3rd shows parts of Onslow, Carteret, Craven, Pamlico Brunswick and Columbus Counties continue to exhibit Abnormally Dry Conditions. The remainder of North Carolina is rated as Normal.