Arkansas Field Reports: Late Soybean Planting; Irrigation Running

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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 7, 2019.

Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents

Dave Freeze, Greene County
“Last week producers were planting late soybeans and irrigating rice and corn.”

Danny Griffin, Van Buren County
“Rainfall has become spotty in the area. Producers need more rain to get another hay cutting, but pastures are adequate for grazing.”

Kevin Lawson, Faulkner County
“Soybean planting continued in the county. Second hay cutting started in the north part of the county. We have had spotty rains, but the whole county could use a good general rain.”

Glenda Sutherlin, Union County
“Spotty showers continued to provide some moisture and allow producers to make hay. Producers are catching up on losses from 2018. No reports of armyworm activity to this point, but some reports are expected due to historical patterns. Timber production and harvest opportunities are good.”

Brent Griffin, Prairie County
“Irrigation continued on all crops due to dry weather. First hay cutting is complete.”

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 7, 2019. Topsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 28 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 3 percent very short, 19 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit at Kingston to 74.8 degrees Fahrenheit at West Memphis. Highs ranged from 83.1 degrees Fahrenheit at Winslow to 94.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Crossett. Light precipitation was received throughout the State, with the highest concentration occurring in the southwest part of the State with an average of 0.86 inch.


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