Arkansas crops: 90% rice and 74% cotton planted
Another decent week of weather helped Arkansas farmers make big strides in planting pace.
Corn planting is 98% complete with 90% of the crop emerged. Seventy-seven percent is rated good to excellent. Rice planting is 90% complete, with 70% of the crop emerged, and 75% rated good to excellent. Soybeans are 71% planted with 56% of the crop emerged and 74% good to excellent. Cotton is 74% planted with 40% emerged. Peanuts are 69% planted and 45% emerged.
Winter wheat crop is 98% headed, 39% coloring, with 74% of the crop rated good to excellent.
Hay alfalfa is rated 61% good, other hay is rated 57% good to excellent. Vegetables are rated 83% good to excellent.
Topsoil moisture was 71% adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture was 78% adequate to surplus.