Corn silking and cotton squaring in Arkansas

Arkansas crops are entering their next stages of development.

The USDA reports as of Sunday 1% of corn is silking, 1% of cotton has reached the squaring stage and 23% of soybeans are blooming.

The corn crop is rated 57% good to excellent, with cotton at 83%, peanuts at 92%, rice at 62%, and soybeans at 59% good to excellent.  

Winter wheat harvest is underway at 14% complete with 88% coloring and a rating of 63% good to excellent. The first cutting of hay is 74% finished with alfalfa rated 41% good to excellent.

Topsoil moisture supply is only 27% adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture is 37%.

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