Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 23, 2014.
Comments from Extension Agents
“Ranchers are giving vaccinations, working cattle and selling cull cows. Feeding hay has started on some farms.”
–J. Joe Moore, Sharp County
“Cotton harvest should wind up today. Still have a few acres of soybeans that may get harvested this weekend. It is getting late to plant any more wheat. Working ground for next year where possible.”
–Andy Vangilder, Clay County
“Virtually all the crops are out of the field. Many livestock producers dipped into the hay pile early in the week as county received the first snow of the year.”
–Mike Andrews, Randolph County
“Winter annual forages seem to be responding to late week showers.”
–Mike McCarter, Lonoke County
“Farmers attended farm bill trainings and prepared for duck season.”
–Brent Griffin, Prairie County
“Soybean harvest continues, but slowly. A lot of fall tillage is being done.”
–Mitch Crow, Saint Francis County
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 23, 2014. Topsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 11 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus.
Low temperatures ranged from 22.7 degrees Fahrenheit at Evening Spring to 39.8 degrees Fahrenheit at Stuttgart. Highs ranged from 42.9 degrees Fahrenheit at Kingston to 57.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Eudora. The precipitation for this week was spread throughout the state, with the highest concentration in the southwest part of the state with an average of 1.39 inches.