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Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Update – May 13, 2011
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

Corn has gone from really wet to really dry in a week.  The field in Chicot County is ready for irrigation and the field in Conway County will have the pivot run over it to incorporate the sidedress next week after missing the rain Thursday night.  Conway County and Drew County received sidedress and herbicide applications.  The field in Mississippi County has lost the preplant nitrogen from all the rain and should receive a sidedress application of Urea and Ammonium Sulfate soon.  The field in Lawrence/Randolph has finally dried up and the producer is planting corn in surrounding fields.  He should get to our field soon.

I didn’t make it to either grain sorghum field this week due to flooding around the areas.  The County Agents did look at the fields.  Mitch Crow, staff chair for St Francis County, said the field is still under water and it looks like the water did rise more from last week.  Eugene Terhune, staff chair for Woodruff County, took height measurements at the field in his county and said the grain sorghum was in good shape.

May 13, 2011 CGSRVP Weekly Update
CountyHybrid StageHeightGeneral Information
V1140 inField still looks great. Field is growing good and progressing on time. Irrigation should start soon.
V610 inField received Urea and Ammonium Sulfate and was plowed in. An application of Atrazine, Glyphosate and Resolve was also applied. There are a few spots of sulfur deficiency showing up in the really sandy spots, but the fertilizer application should green them up. Will run the pivot next week if no rain.
V612 inField received Urea and Halex GT.
V34.5 inField looks really good and is growing nicely. Recommended an application of Halex GT plus Atrazine for some morningglories. Will look at fertilizer next week.
Producer is planting corn and our field should be planted soon.
V69 inField has finally dried up from the rain, and has lost a lot of the preplant nitrogen in the wet areas. Recommended a sidedress application of Urea and Ammonium Sulfate.
 Grain Sorghum
St FrancisPioneer
V67 inFlooding kept me out of the field this week, but water is still standing on a majority of the field.
V54 inFlooding kept me out of the field this week.

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