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High temps, no rain stress crops

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By The Staff

Above-average temperatures and below-normal precipitation persisted last week, with reports of small, fast-moving showers throughout the state.
Statewide temperatures averaged 81.6 degrees, 6.6 degrees above normal.
Precipitation totaled 0.31 inches across the state, 0.53 inches below normal.
Topsoil moisture was rated  85 percent very short and 15 percent short.
Subsoil moisture was rated 86 percent very short and 14 percent short.
Some producers reported concerns of spider mites, and are preparing to spray for them.


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