Arkansas Field Reports: Harvest Continues Amid Damaging Storms

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 27, 2019.

    Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents

    Johnny Gunsaulis, Benton County
    “There has been substantial storm damage reported throughout the county. Cattle producers began feeding hay last week.”

    Dave Freeze, Greene County
    “Last week, producers were harvesting soybeans, peanuts, and cotton.”

    Olivia Foster, Carroll County
    “We had two tornadoes touch down in the county last week. Lots of poultry houses reported damage and there are many fences in need of repair. Several poultry producers were without power for a few days and had to run generators.”

    Kevin Lawson, Faulkner County
    “Producers continued with soybean harvest, wheat planting, and planting of winter annuals for forage.”

    Brent Griffin, Prairie County
    “Rainfall slowed crop harvest last week. Fall tillage concluded. Supplemental feeding to livestock was taking place as well.”

    Glenda Sutherlin, Union County
    “Rain and cooler temperatures received last week should help the transition into fall weather, but it appears the fall season will be short this year. The truly cold weather appears to be on the horizon.”

    General Comments

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    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, October 27, 2019. Topsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent very short, 4 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 25 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 3 percent very short, 13 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus.

    Low temperatures ranged from 41.7 degrees Fahrenheit at Cabot to 51.4 degrees Fahrenheit at Eudora. Highs ranged from 58.7 degrees Fahrenheit at Winslow to 77.8 degrees Fahrenheit at Magnolia. Heavy precipitation was received throughout the State, with the highest concentration occurring in the northwest part of the State with an average of 5.04 inches.

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