Irrigation is the number one priority in the corn fields right now. Producers are starting to see an increase in water use by the corn plants. Couple that with the shallow root systems and the heat, and it is a very hard situation for the producers to keep up. Pivots are being taxed greatly, and a rain would be much appreciated by a lot of people. Most of the pre-tassel fertilizer applications have gone out. Greene County should get a shot of pre-tassel urea next week. Fields are really progressing fast, but I still think plants will be shorter this year.
The grain sorghum fields are progressing right on time. The field in Woodruff County continues to look better and better. Irrigation has started there. The field in St. Francis County is non-irrigated, and it will need a rain soon.
|June 10, 2011 CGSRVP Weekly Update|
|R2||102 in||Field continues to get irrigated.|
|V16||75 in||Field received two more irrigations this week with the pivot. The field is just a week away from tasseling.|
|V17||88 in||Field continues to get irrigations. Tassels are starting to show in the field.|
|V10||40 in||Field is receiving irrigations. After the next irrigation, the producer will apply 100 lbs of pre-tassel urea, followed by another irrigation.|
|V6||13 in||Field was fertilized with 275 lbs of urea, then the middles were swept. An application of Halex GT plus atrazine was applied. The field is clean and ready for irrigation.|
|V13||55 in||100 lbs of urea was applied and irrigations continue from the pivot.|
|V13||30 in||Field needs a rain. The flag leaf is close to the top of the plant, and they should be in full boot next week.|
|V11||22 in||This field continues to look better and better. It received its first irrigation this week. The atrazine application did a good job.|