According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 3.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, July 21.
Topsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 17 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 25 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 13 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 18 percent surplus.
Low temperatures ranged from 61.8 at Kingston to 76.1 at Crossett. Highs ranged from 81.6 at Kingston to 94.3 at Crossett.
Heavy precipitation was received throughout the state, with the highest concentration occurring in the southwest part of the state with an average of 4.79 inches.
The high in Magnolia for the week was 87.1 The low was 71.6. There was 1.58 inches of rain.
“The two inches of rain supplied by Tropical Storm Barry helped to maintain a green early summer. Hay production is in full swing. There are still no reports of armyworm damage. The moisture is providing fast growing conditions so producers are harvesting before major damage can be done,” said Glenda Sutherlin, Union County agent.