Corn – All the fields received rain on June 10 and 11. Rain amounts ranged from 0.35 inches in Clay County to 3.00 inches in Desha and Drew Counties. The fields are in reproductive stages and are utilizing the maximum amount of water possible. The fields are using around 0.33 inches of water a day. This means most of the fields are calling for irrigation every 5 days. The fields continue to be free of disease.
Grain Sorghum – The grain sorghum fields are heading and the field in St Francis County is flowering. The St Francis field was scouted on June 13 for midge. The eastern edge of the field has Johnsongrass and a few midge was found there. Nothing was found on the other side of the field. The County Agent scouted the field again on June 15 and about two per head were found on the eastern side and a border spray was recommended.
|June 18, 2012 CGSRVP Weekly Update|
|Arkansas||Terral REV 28HR20||R2||123 in||Field was irrigated on June 9 and then received 2.00 inches of rain. Recommended irrigation on June 18.|
|Clay||Pioneer P2088HR||VT||112 in||Field was irrigated on June 13 and received 0.35 inches of rain. Grape Colaspis was found feeding on some of the leaves and will be monitored.|
|Desha||DeKalb DKC 66-96||R3||110 in||Field received 3.00 inches of rain. Recommended irrigation on June 18.|
|Drew||DeKalb DKC 64-69||R3||110 in||Field was irrigated on June 9 and then received 3.00 inches of rain. Recommended irrigation on June 18.|
|Pioneer 2088HR||VT||109 in||Field received 0.75 inches of rain. Recommended irrigation on June 14.|
|Poinsett||Armor 1262DPRO||R2||121 in||Field was irrigated on June 8 and then received 0.50 inches of rain. Recommended irrigation on June 15.|
|Prairie||DeKalb DKC 64-69||R3||109 in||Field received 1.20 inches of rain. Recommended irrigation on June 17.|
|Desha||Pioneer 84G62||Heading||45 in||Field received 3.00 inches of rain. Will start scouting for midge at next field visit.|
|Flowering||50 in||Field received 0.65 inches of rain. Scouted for midge on June 13 and only a few were found. County Agent scouted again on June 15 and found two per head along the edges were Johnsongrass was present. Recommended spraying eastern field border.|