Arkansas Field Reports: Heavy Flooding Losses for Soybeans

Submerged soybeans. Photo: Jeremy Ross, University of Arkansas

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019.

Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents

Rick Wimberley, Cross County
“Rain from Tropical Storm Barry caused flooding several thousand acres of soybeans. Subsequent high temperatures and sun will cause heavy losses on the majority of these acres.”

Branon Thiesse, Craighead County
“Early headed rice fields were being treated for above threshold levels of stink bugs.”

Kevin Lawson, Faulkner County
“We continued to monitor soybeans for corn earworms and pastures for armyworms. The county received a perfect two inch slow rain at the beginning of last week. Rice was being scouted for disease.”

Glenda Sutherlin, Union County
“The two inches of rain supplied by Tropical Storm Barry helped to maintain a green early summer. Hay production is in full swing. There are still no reports of armyworm damage. The moisture is providing fast growing conditions so producers are harvesting before major damage can be done.”

Brent Griffin, Prairie County
“Early week rainfall from Tropical Storm Barry flooded many fields. Several soybean acres were lost due to standing water. Corn was nearing dent stage, and rice was beginning to head out.”

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 3.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 21, 2019. Topsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 17 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 25 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 13 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 18 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 61.8 degrees Fahrenheit at Kingston to 76.1 degrees Fahrenheit at Crossett. Highs ranged from 81.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Kingston to 94.3 degrees Fahrenheit at Crossett. Heavy precipitation was received throughout the State, with the highest concentration occurring in the southwest part of the State with an average of 4.79 inches.

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