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Most of corn crop planted arkansas

On average, farmers had 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 28, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, April 29.

Topsoil moisture supplies were 3 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 33 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent very short, 6 percent short, 71 percent adequate and 21 percent surplus. Low temperatures ranged from 27 degrees Fahrenheit at Fayetteville to 42 degrees at Stuttgart. Highs ranged from 73 degrees at Batesville, Conway, and Harrison to 84 degrees at Stuttgart. Temperatures across the state were below average. The northern portion of the state received significant rainfall.

Producers had 76 percent of the corn crop planted, 23 percent behind last year and 11 percent below the five-year average. Corn emergence was at 56 percent, 38 percent behind 2012 and 13 percent below the five-year average. Producers had planted 2 percent of the cotton crop last week, 44 percent behind 2012 and 18 percent below the five-year average.

Producers had 40 percent of the rice crop planted, 51 percent behind 2012 and 22 percent below the 5-year average. Rice emergence was at 13 percent, 63 percent behind 2012 and 23 percent below the five-year average. Sorghum planting was at 37 percent, 55 percent behind last year and 22 percent below the five-year average. Sorghum emergence was at 9 percent, 70 percent behind 2012 and 30 percent below the five-year average. Producers had planted 10 percent of the soybean crop last week, 33 percent behind 2012 and 12 percent below the five-year average. The soybean crop emergence was at 2 percent, 23 percent behind 2012 and 9 percent below the five-year average.

The winter wheat crop was 34 percent headed by week’s end, 66 percent behind last year and 39 percent behind the five-year average. Crops were in mainly fair to good condition. Late week precipitation slowed the progress of planting major row crops. Below normal temperatures and saturated fields contributed to slow crop growth.

Livestock were in fair to good condition last week. Pasture and range condition were reported in mostly fair condition last week. Forages had fair growth due to cold conditions. Producers were spraying and fertilizing their pastures. Hay condition was mostly fair to good.

Date: 5/6/2013



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