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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Aug. 17.

Topsoil moisture supplies were 4 percent very short, 33 percent short, 57 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent very short, 29 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 58.6 degrees at Mammoth Spring to 69.3 degrees at Keiser. Highs ranged from 80.3 degrees at Kingston to 90.7 degrees at Nashville. The precipitation for this week was minimal throughout the state, with the highest concentration in the west central part of the state with an average of 1.42 inches.

Corn in the dough stage, 99 percent this week, 97 percent last week, 96 percent last year and 99 percent for the 5-year average. Ninety-four percent of corn was in the dent stage this week, 89 percent last week, 89 percent last year and 95 percent for the 5-year average. Corn reaching maturity was 62 percent this week, 50 percent last week, 37 percent last year and 65 percent for the 5-year average. Corn harvested this week was 1 percent compared to 4 percent last year and 20 percent for the 5-year average. Corn condition was rated 0 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 49 percent good and 24 percent excellent.

Cotton setting bolls was 99 percent this week, 97 percent last week, 100 percent last year and 100 percent for the 5-year average. Cotton, opening bolls was at 6 percent this week, 2 percent last week, 4 percent last year and 12 percent for the 5-year average. Cotton condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 46 percent good and 24 percent excellent.

Rice, headed was rated at 83 percent this week, 65 percent last week, 78 percent last year and 84 percent for the 5-year average. Six percent of rice was mature this week, compared to 0 percent last week, 5 percent last year and 21 percent for the 5-year average. Rice condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 49 percent good and 17 percent excellent.

Headed sorghum was 100 percent this week, 99 percent last week, 99 percent last year and 100 percent for the 5-year average. Eighty-six percent of sorghum was colored this week, 71 percent last week and last year, compared to 84 percent for 5-year average. Twenty-seven percent of sorghum was mature this week, compared to 13 percent last week, 11 percent last year and 43 percent for 5-year average. Sorghum condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 51 percent good and 22 percent excellent.

Ninety-five percent of soybeans were blooming this week, compared to 91 last week, 92 percent last year and 96 percent for the 5-year average. Eighty-seven percent were setting pods, 79 percent last week, compared to 77 percent last year and 84 percent for the 5-year average. Fourteen percent of the soybeans were turning color this week, 6 percent last week, 3 percent last year and 11 percent for the 5-year average. Soybeans dropping leaves this week were rated at 1 percent, compared to 0 percent last week, 0 percent last year and 5 percent for the 5-year average. Soybean condition was rated at 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 42 percent good and 21 percent excellent.

Alfalfa condition was rated at 5 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 45 percent good and 1 percent excellent. Other hays were rated at 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 46 percent good and 10 percent excellent.

Livestock was rated at 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 66 percent good and 14 percent excellent. Pasture was rated at 1 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 51 percent good and 14 percent excellent.

Date: 8/25/2014



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