Louisiana County Agents Say Sunny, Dry Conditions are Helpful

From Monday's Louisiana Crop Progress and Condition report...

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“Good weather last week helped with finishing the harvest of corn and helped get soybean harvest started. Soybean seed quality effected by overcast rainy days from Hurricane Harvey.” – Carol Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish

“Sunny and windy weather last week has allowed for harvesting to continue.” – Kylie Miller, Concordia Parish

“Soybean harvest will be in full swing over the upcoming days with dry, cool conditions. Sugarcane producers made good progress with planting. Some land preparation for next year's crop will soon begin. Hay cutters and balers rolled with good progress as fields dry for the first time since May. Cattle producers marketed spring born calves. Winter pasture planting preparation took place in some areas.” – Vincent Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish

“A much-needed return to drier conditions allowed a quick acceleration in fieldwork progress. Most sugarcane growers expect to be finished planting by the start of grinding season scheduled to start on September 20th. Soybean growers harvested mature group IV beans with high levels of damage. Hay cutting was in high gear around the parish. Many hay producers in this area got their first cutting. Cattle producers started to prepare land for winter pasture planting.” – Stuart Gauthier, Saint Martin Parish

“Tremendous progress has been made regarding the planting of sugarcane. If the farmers can get another 4 or 5 days, planting will be for the most part complete. Sugarcane crop still standing and the crop appeared to be a good crop. Strong plant populations and good plant height.” – Jimmy Flanagan, Saint Mary Parish