According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 14.
Topsoil moisture supplies were 3 percent very short, 26 percent short, 55 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 4 percent very short, 22 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus.
Low temperatures ranged from 64.4 at Kingston to 75 at Crossett. Highs ranged from 82.9 at Kingston to 98 at Crossett. Moderate precipitation was received throughout the state, with the highest concentration occurring in the southeast part of the state with an average of 1.47 inches.
Magnolia had a high temperature of 89.6 and a low temperature of 71 during the week. A total of 0.68 inches of rain fell on two days.
“Excellent hay producing weather was received last week. Rain expected from Tropical Storm Barry will be welcomed because this is the time of year we normally begin to dry up and production suffers until fall rains begin. There are still no reports of armyworms,” said Glenda Sutherlin, Union County agent.