Crop Progress & Condition Report
for the week ended June 14, 2010
There were 5.8 days suitable for field work, compared to 4.5 from the previous week. Activities for the week included the harvesting of small grains such as barley, oats and wheat.
Statewide soil moisture levels were rated at 6% very short, 17% short, 70% adequate and 7% surplus.
Crop Progress & Condition
Cotton-100% of the crop has been planted. Of the crop that had emerged 12% has squared with no comparison for last week, compared to 17% last year, in line with the five-year average of 11%. 1% of the crop is in Poor condition, 33% in Fair condition, 58% in Good condition, and 8% in Excellent condition.
Corn- 40% of the crop has silked with no comparison to last week, or year. 12% of the crop is rated in Poor condition, 30% is rated Fair, 45% of the crop is rated Good and 13% is rated Excellent.
Peanuts-100% of the crop is in the ground. Of the crop that had emerged 35% is considered to be in Fair condition, 65% in Good condition, and 1% in Excellent condition.
Soybeans- 75% of the crop has been planted compared to 61% last week, 67% last year compared to the five-year average of 66%. Of the crop that has been planted, 61% has emerged, compared to 49% last week and 55% last year and a five-year average of 52%. 1% of the crop is rated inVery Poor condition, 2% is rated Poor, 27% is rated Fair, 61% is rated Good, and 9% is rated Excellent.
Sweet Potatoes- 55% of the crop has been planted compared to 37% last week and 72% last year, well behind the five-year average of 71%.
Tobacco-burley- 95% of the crop has been transplanted compared to 90% last week and 84% last year, well ahead of the five-year average of 81%. Of the crop in the ground 1% is rated Very Poor, 2% Poor, 28% Fair, 63% is rated Good and 6% Excellent.
Tobacco-flue cured- 25% of the crop is rated Poor, 40% is rated Fair, 48% is rated Good, and 7% is rated Excellent.
Wheat- 40% of the winter wheat crop has been harvested compared to 31% last year and a five-year average of 26%. Of the remaining crop, 7% is rated as Very Poor, 27% of the crop is rated Poor, 35% of the crop is rated Fair, 29% is rated Good, and 2% is rated as Excellent.
Precipitation & Temperatures
The state received scattered showers with precipitation ranging from no rain to 2.58 inches in Oxford. Average temperatures were above normal, ranging from 69 to 80 degrees. The highest temperature in the state was recorded in Fayetteville at 99 degrees, the lowest temperature for the week was recorded at Asheville at 54 degrees.
The latest Drought Monitor released on Thursday, June 8th shows the mid-coastal region still experiencing Abnormally Dry conditions, as well as a small area on the South Carolina border, west of Wilmington. The remainder of North Carolina is rated as Normal.