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Southeast Row Crop Planting Update

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, USDA-NASS

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports as of this past Sunday, cotton and peanut planting is still on par with normal for this time of the year. Cotton planting is actually one percent ahead of the normal pace.

But USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says the numbers are being helped by the fast-paced planting efforts in California.

Rippey also has the latest on peanut planting progress.

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In Alabama, corn planted was at 65 percent, which compares to 76 percent last year and the 5-year average is 74 percent. Corn emerged was at 37 percent, which compares to 44 percent last year and the 5-year average is 51 percent. Cotton planting is underway, now at 1 percent. Last year at this time it was at 5 percent while the 5-year average is also 5 percent. Peanuts planted in Alabama were are 3 percent. That compares to 6 percent this time last year while the 5-year average is 4 percent.

In Florida, cotton planting is underway, now at 2 percent. That compares to 4 percent last year while the 5-year average is 3 percent. Peanut planting, as of this past Sunday, was at 14 percent, which compares to 17 percent last year and the 5-year average is 15 percent.

In Georgia, corn planted as of this past Sunday was at 87 percent, which compares to 88 percent last year and the 5-year average is 90 percent. Corn emerged was at 74 percent, which compares to 78 percent last year and the 5-year average is 80 percent. Cotton planting is now at 3 percent. That compares to 7 percent last year while the 5-year average is also 7 percent. Peanuts planted in Georgia were are 3 percent, which compares to 3 percent this time last year and the 5-year average is 4 percent.