Poor weather cuts field work days across state | Regional News

Poor weather cuts field work days across state | Regional News

Poor weather cuts field work days across state | Regional News


According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 3.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 3.

Topsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 4 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 44 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent very short, 8 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 25 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 31.7 at Lead Hill to 46.8 at Stuttgart. Highs ranged from 51.0 at Winslow to 66.6 at Booneville.

Moderate precipitation was received throughout the state, with the highest concentration occurring in the south central part of the state with an average of 2.02 inches.

“The first frost came a little early in 2019, but it was welcomed by hunters and gardeners. Producers who established cool season forages also welcome the cooler weather. Others, with good hay crops, will have little problem providing for their stock. The cooler weather will slow down parasites and other pests which should improve the herd health issues for the county,” said Glenda Sutherlin, Union County Extension agent.

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