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Pockets of Kentucky Experience Dry Spell
Kentucky Ag Connection - 08/06/2019

Kentucky experienced near normal temperatures and below normal rainfall over the past week. Precipitation for the week totaled 0.67 inches, 0.30 inches below normal. Temperatures averaged 76 degrees for the week, unchanged from normal. Topsoil moisture was rated 3 percent very short, 21 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 2 percent very short, 20 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. Days suitable for fieldwork averaged 6.2 out of a possible seven.

Primary activities for this week included cutting hay, topping tobacco, and spraying field crops.

Pockets of the state are dealing with a recent dry spell that, if prolonged, could be detrimental to pastureland and field crops. The dry conditions coupled with hot temperatures has slowed pasture growth and is beginning to stress crops in some areas. A few counties experienced heavy rain, however flooding was not widespread.

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