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Arkansas crops: 64% rice and 81% cotton rated good to excellent

A good week of weather helped advance Arkansas crops.

Sixty-four percent of the rice crop is rated good to excellent and 97 percent of the crop has emerged.  Soybeans are rated 68 percent good to excellent with 92 percent of the crop emerged and 41 percent blooming.  Eighty-one percent of the cotton crop is rated good to excellent and 68 percent is squaring. 

Ninety-one percent of peanuts are rated good to excellent with 7 percent pegging.  Corn is rated 69 percent good to excellent with 52 percent of the crop silking and 8 percent in the dough stage. 

Eighty-nine percent of the winter-wheat crop has been harvested. Alfalfa is ranted 43 percent good to excellent with 1 percent of the second cutting completed. 

Seventy-five percent of Topsoil and 80 percent of Subsoil are called adequate to surplus. 

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