Agricultural summary for July 15
Crops were growing at a steady pace last week and were looking good. However, more rain will be needed to continue this pattern in crop development. The weather has been favorable for weeds and pests, so spraying was in full swing last week. Precipitation averaged 0.53 inches throughout the state, 0.27 inches below normal. Temperatures across the state averaged 74.9 degrees for the week, 1.5 degrees below normal. There were 5.9 days suitable for field work last week. Topsoil moisture levels across the state were rated as 16 percent short, 75 percent adequate and 9 percent surplus.