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17
Aug
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 8-17-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke & Yeshi Wamishe August 17, 2018  No. 2018-25                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I said hey, what’s going on?”  My calendar must be broken, because this doesn’t seem like August to me.  We should be cutting quite a bit of rice and instead we’re getting […]

17
Aug
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for Aug. 13-17, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market had no extended trend during the past week as price reversed its direction each day.  Trading began with an extended weekend as no report was published on the past Monday. Price rose 19 cents over that long weekend, but promptly lost 8 cents on […]

17
Aug
2018
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 17, 2018
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields, with exception of Chicot, got in on rainfall over the past week, ranging from .5” at Miller to 5.28” at Clark. Irrigation has been terminated in Ashley, Lonoke, and Lincoln with Desha 1 & 2, Conway, and Chicot probably terminated next week. […]

16
Aug
2018
Insecticide Termination Rules For Cotton
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

The growing season is winding down and growers are faced with the decision on when they can stop spraying for insect pests without experiencing yield loss. Extensive research has been conducted in the past on terminating insecticide applications in cotton based on crop termination. Cutout is reached in cotton when the number of nodes above […]

16
Aug
2018
Late Season Peanut Irrigation Scheduling and Pod Rots
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Based on the USDA-FSA there are 26,000 acres of peanut in Arkansas, a 10% reduction from 2017 in which there were 29,000 acres planted in the state.  Some of the reason for this reduction was higher cotton pricing and low peanut pricing.  This reduction was not exclusive to the […]

14
Aug
2018
Bollworm Trap Catches 8-10-2018
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

Bollworm pheromone trap catches by county reported below. Ashley Bollworm 8-3 Conway Perry Faulkner Bollworm 8-10 Craighead Bollworm 8-10 Crittenden Bollworm 8-10pdf Drew Bollworm 8-10 Greene Bollworm 8-9 Jefferson Bollworm 8-9 Lawrence Bollworm 8-9 Lee Bollworm 8-10 Poinsett Bollworm 8-10 Randolph Bollworm 8-10 White Bollworm 8-6 Woodruff Bollworm 8-10

14
Aug
2018
Tobacco Budworm Trap Catches 8-10-2018
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

Tobacco budworm trap catches by county reported below. Ashley Budworm 8-3 Mississippi Budworm 8-10 Poinsett Budworm 8-3

13
Aug
2018
Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Update – August 11, 2018
Author: Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator There are 12 Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Program fields in 2018. All fields within the Cotton Verification Program are looking good. Heat units from cutout in this chart is feedback from COTMAN. Accumulated heat units beyond cutout to August 11th. Many of the fields within the Verification […]

13
Aug
2018
Rice Research Verification Program Update – August 10, 2018
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators In the south, rainfall has been from .5” to 6” with the some flash flooding in parts of Desha County. The Chicot County field is ready for harvest when the weather clears. Desha and Clark are draining for the second time and should be […]

13
Aug
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for Aug. 6-10, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market lost 7 cents over the weekend before seeing early week gains that peaked 17 cents above the opening day statewide average on Wednesday.  Price then gave back much of the gain on Thursday before suffering a major drop on Friday to end the […]