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Most fieldwork halted because of precipitation arkansas

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On average, farmers had 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 21, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Arkansas Field Office, April 22.

Topsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 36 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 22 percent surplus. Low temperatures ranged from 30 degrees at Gilbert to 44 degrees at Marianna. Highs ranged from 82 degrees at Fayetteville to 89 degrees at Fort Smith. Precipitation on April 18 covered the whole state. Most areas received from half an inch to over 2 inches of rain.

Producers had 61 percent of the corn crop planted, 36 percent behind last year and 15 percent below the five-year average. Corn emergence was at 36 percent, 51 percent behind 2012 and 17 percent below the five-year average. Producers had planted 1 percent of the cotton crop last week, 17 percent behind 2012 and 8 percent below the five-year average.

Producers had 23 percent of the rice crop planted, 61 percent behind 2012 and 25 percent below the 5-year average. Rice emergence was at 4 percent, 53 percent behind 2012 and 18 percent below the five-year average. Sorghum planting was at 18 percent, 69 percent behind last year and 30 percent below the five-year average. Sorghum emergence was at 4 percent, 61 percent behind 2012 and 23 percent below the five-year average. Producers had planted 4 percent of the soybean crop last week, 23 percent behind 2012 and 10 percent below the five-year average. The winter wheat crop was 21 percent headed by week’s end, 78 percent behind last year and 30 percent behind the five-year average. Winter wheat was in mainly good condition. Major farming activities included prepping fields and planting row crops. Most field work was halted at the end of the week due to significant precipitation. Cooler temperatures have slowed row crop emergence.

Livestock were in fair to good condition last week. Producers were grazing cattle. Pasture and range condition were reported in mostly fair condition last week. Forages continued moderate growth with the help of precipitation, but the cool temperatures hampered warm season forage growth. Producers continued spraying their pastures. Hay condition was mostly fair to good.

Date: 4/29/2013



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