Rain and now flooding potential are the big corn issues this week. Storms ripped through the state, but did not affect the corn verification fields. The fields in Southeast Arkansas look the best. They didn’t take much rain or hail. The fields in Northeast Arkansas and the River Valley are taking a lot of rain and need some dry weather. The fields in Faulkner and Lawrence/Randolph may not get planted this year. There will probably be a decision made in the next week or so, but both producers are leaning towards soybeans.
Both grain sorghum fields are in good shape. The field in St Francis County could possibly flood, so that situation will have to be monitored closely the next week. A decision to apply atrazine was put off for fear of flooding.
|April 29, 2011 CGSRVP Weekly Update|
|V7||13 in||Field is looking great. Corn was leaning a little bit from the wind, but overall one of the best fields in the program this year. Some stink bug damage is showing up, but is minimal.|
|V3||4 in||Field was checked on April 26 and was looking good. The County Agent rechecked the field after a few storms came through and said there was some corn destroyed by heavy runoff causing gullies in the field. The damage is limited though.|
|V3||4 in||Stand counts in this field averaged 37,200 plants per acre. There were several doubles and triples dropped by the planter. The corn was in good shape. There are several morning glories in the field and an atrazine application should be applied soon.|
|This field hasn’t been planted and flooding is occurring in the general area.|
|Field has emerged, but rain kept me out of the field this week. Will do stand counts next week.|
|This field hasn’t been planted.|
|V3||6.5 in||Field is looking better after windblown sand damage from last week.|
|V4||4 in||Field looks very good. Waiting to see if the field gets flooded from all the rain, so an atrazine application was put off until next week.|
|V2||2 in||Stand counts in this field were 78,400 plants per acre. The grain sorghum looks good. It looks like it might have taken a little hail and some wind damage.|