Arkansas Field Reports: Rains Hamper Soybean Harvest

Soybean harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 10, 2019.

Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents

Rick Wimberley, Cross County
“Rains are hampering harvest efforts across the county. Grain quality is holding right now.”

Kevin Lawson, Faulkner County
“Last week, rain continued to hamper soybean harvest and wheat planting.”

Glenda Sutherlin, Union County
“From summer to winter, the transition has been swift. Much cooler temperatures have descended on southern Arkansas. An early hard freeze and continued cooler temperatures has swiftly sent the trees into winter dormancy. Some producers got their winter forages started. Livestock are in good shape with most producers confident they have enough hay depending on how hard and cold the winter will be.”

Russ Parker, Crittenden County
“Rains continued to hinder crop harvest and field preparation.”

Brent Griffin, Prairie County
“Limited harvesting of soybeans was taking place. Livestock were receiving supplement feeding.”

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 10, 2019. Topsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 4 percent short, 45 percent adequate, and 50 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent very short, 6 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 33 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 29.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Pocahontas to 44.0 degrees Fahrenheit at Stuttgart. Highs ranged from 52.9 degrees Fahrenheit at Pocahontas to 74.7 degrees Fahrenheit at Crossett. Moderate to heavy precipitation was received throughout the State, with the highest concentration occurring in the north central part of the State with an average of 2.92 inches.


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