Arkansas: Heavy Rains Delays Last of Soybeans – USDA

    Crop progress and conditions for the weekend ending Nov. 22, 2015.

    According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 2.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 22, 2015. Topsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 4 percent short, 55 percent adequate, and 41 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent very short, 10 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus.

    Low temperatures ranged from 32.3 degrees Fahrenheit at Gilbert to 49.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Stuttgart. Highs ranged from 54.7 degrees Fahrenheit at Pocahontas to 78.0 degrees Fahrenheit at Magnolia. The precipitation for this week was spread throughout the state, with the highest concentration in the east central region of the state with an average of 5.03 inches.

    Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents

    J. Joe Moore, Sharp County: “Over 6 inches of rain fell in some locations. Removing debris from river and creek bottoms. Hard freeze expected this weekend which could result in prussic acid poisoning in johnsongrass.”

    Andy Vangilder, Clay County: “Just need a couple of dry days to finish the soybeans.”

    Russ Parker, Crittenden County: “Heavy Rains brought all fieldwork to an end last week. Still some late planted soybeans yet to be harvested.”

    Jeff Welch, Lonoke County: “Finishing soybean harvest and fertilizing winter pastures.”

    Robin Bridges, Union County: “Adequate moisture and seasonal temperatures have created great conditions for transition to cool season forages. No frost, so stock piled warm season grasses are currently being grazed and supplemented with free choice hay. Cattle producers have a positive attitude about coming winter. Feel they have enough hay or grazing to make it to spring.”

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