Arkansas corn and rice production continues to lag the average pace
The sowing rate in Arkansas continues to lag well behind the average rate for many crops. 35% of the corn crop was planted, well below last year and the 5 year average. Twenty-three percent of the crop has come up. Rice cultivation is 14% complete, almost 27% behind last year and 34% behind the 5-year average. Six percent of the harvest has come up. Soybeans are grown at 12%, behind last year and 5-year average. Six percent of the harvest has come up. Cotton is grown at 2%, the same as last year and just 1% below the 5-year average. Peanuts are 2% cultivated.
Twenty-six percent of the winter wheat crop is on its way, with 77 percent of the crop rated good to excellent.
95% of alfalfa hay was rated as fair to good, while other hay was rated as good to excellent by 23%. Vegetables are rated good to excellent by 75%.
99% of the topsoil moisture was sufficient and 97% of the subsoil moisture was sufficient.
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