Corn – The fields in Lawrence/Randolph and Clay Counties are still being irrigated, but should be nearing black layer this week. With temperatures going back up in the 100’s, we didn’t want to stop irrigation on those fields too soon. Drew and Prairie Counties have both reached R6.
Grain Sorghum – After several rains in Desha County, the field there is finally mature enough to stop irrigation. The bottoms of the heads are starting to turn color and the seed is hard. The field in St Francis County is close to harvest moisture. The areas of the field that have more sand are starting to lodge due to lack of moisture. No charcoal rot could be found on those stems.
|July 23, 2012 CGSRVP Weekly Update|
|Arkansas||Terral REV 28HR20||R5.7||134 in||Field received 1.40 inches of rain since July 11. Starch has moved 70% on July 17. Recommended to terminate irrigation.|
|Clay||Pioneer P2088HR||R5.5||125 in||Field was irrigated on July 13. Starch has moved 50% on July 19. Recommended irrigation on July 19.|
|Desha||DeKalb DKC 66-96||R5.8||110 in||Starch has moved 80% on July 17. Field is drying down to harvest.|
|Drew||DeKalb DKC 64-69||R6||110 in||Field is drying down for harvest.|
|Pioneer 2088HR||R5.5||117 in||Field received 0.25 inches of rain on July 15 and was irrigated on July 18. Starch has moved 50% on July 19. Recommended irrigation on July 25.|
|Poinsett||Armor 1262DPRO||R5.8||121 in||Starch has moved 80% on July 18. Field is drying down to harvest.|
|Prairie||DeKalb DKC 64-69||R6||109 in||Field is drying down to harvest.|
|Desha||Pioneer 84G62||Hard Dough||52 in||Field received 0.5 inches of rain since July 10. Recommended to terminate irrigation.|
|Hard Dough||54 in||Field is drying down to harvest.|