On average, farmers had 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 9, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Arkansas Field Office, June 10.
Topsoil moisture supplies were 4 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 26 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 6 percent short, 75 percent adequate and 18 percent surplus. Low temperatures ranged from 48 degrees at Fayetteville and Ozark to 62 degrees at Keiser. Highs ranged from 81 degrees at Harrison to 92 degrees at Eudora. A midweek cold front brought significant rainfall to the southern portion of the state.
By the end of last week, the corn crop was 99 percent emerged. Cotton emergence was at 95 percent, 5 percent behind 2012 and the same as the five-year average. Cotton squaring was at 1 percent. Rice planted reached 99 percent by week’s end, with emergence at 95 percent. Sorghum emergence was at 98 percent. Producers had planted 67 percent of the soybean crop last week, 29 percent behind 2012 and 11 percent below the five-year average. The soybean crop emergence was at 57 percent, 33 percent behind 2012 and 7 percent below the five-year average. Producers harvested 2 percent of the winter wheat crop, 96 percent behind 2012 and 48 percent below the five-year average. Some agents were still reporting flooding in low land fields.
Livestock were in mostly good condition last week. Pasture and range condition were reported in mostly good condition last week. Hay condition was mostly good. Operators were continuing to harvest hay.
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