Alfalfa conditions mostly good
Days suitable for fieldwork were 6.6 during the week ending Sept. 9, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, New Mexico Field Office, Sept. 10.
Topsoil moisture was 53 percent very short, 36 percent short, 10 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Wind damage was 28 percent light, 6 percent moderate and 2 percent severe; with cotton 80 percent damaged and sorghum 55 percent damaged. No hail damage was reported this week.
Alfalfa conditions were mostly good; fourth cutting 100 percent complete; fifth cutting 70 percent complete.
Cotton conditions were mostly fair to good; 88 percent setting bolls; 24 percent bolls opening.
Corn conditions were mostly fair to good; 100 percent silked; 94 percent dough; 50 percent dent; 19 percent mature; 55 percent silage harvested.
Sorghum conditions were mostly very poor; 75 percent headed; 11 percent turning color. Winter wheat 30 percent planted.
Peanut conditions were mostly poor; 90 percent pegging. Lettuce 75 percent planted. Chile conditions were mostly fair to poor; 68 percent green harvested. Apple conditions were mostly good; 20 percent harvested. Pecan conditions were mostly good.
Cattle conditions were mostly poor to fair. Sheep conditions were mostly poor to very poor. Range and pasture conditions were mostly very poor to poor.