All of the 2011 Corn Verification Fields are planted. Planting dates stretch from March 21 to May 11. Irrigation has begun on the fields in Chicot and Conway Counties and will start soon in Drew County if no rain is received. Green County and Mississippi County verification fields received sidedress applications of fertilizer.
The Grain Sorghum Verification Fields are looking fairly good. Woodruff County received a sidedress application of urea. Atrazine will be applied to this field next week if conditions permit. The field in St Francis County has received a sidedress application of each urea and Atrazine. The flood water is receding in this field.
|May 20, 2011 CGSRVP Weekly Update|
|V12||49 in||Field was irrigated on May 14. If no rain over the weekend, it will be irrigated again on Monday.|
|V7||17 in||The sandy spots that showed sulfur deficiencies are starting to green up. An irrigation of 0.65 inches was applied with the pivot to incorporate the fertilize.|
|V8||18 in||If no rain, irrigation will start on May 20.|
|V5||5.5 in||Halex GT and 280 lbs of Urea was applied on May 18.|
|Field was planted on May 12 and emerged on May 22. Will do stand counts next week.|
|V7||10 in||Sidedress of Urea and Ammonium Sulfate was applied on May 11.|
|V7||9 in||Field received Urea before the rains. 2 qts of Atrazine was applied by air, and was causing some yellowing to the plants, but they should grow out of it.|
|V6||6 in||Field is looking better. Some of the plants were purple from the cool weather. Recommended a sidedress application of Urea ahead of the rain. If grain sorghum looks better next week, will look at applying Atrazine.|