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21
Jul
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 7-21-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe July 21, 2017  No. 2017-18                www.uaex.edu/rice Industry News While the news is spreading far and wide, it’s still worth mentioning the signed phytosanitary agreement between the U.S. and China.  This is the first step in opening up a […]

21
Jul
2017
2017 Rice College Registration Deadline is July 26
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

2017 Rice College To register visit: http://bit.ly/2szn660 Last day to register is July 26 – no on-site registration will be allowed the day of the event. Location:  University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Rice Research & Extension Center, 2900 Hwy. 130 E., Stuttgart, AR 72160 Date:  August 3, 2017 Time:  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Highlights: Crop […]

18
Jul
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 14, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Rice stink bugs are increasing across the southern part of the state.  The three fields reaching treatment levels this past week were Lafayette, Lincoln and Prairie Counties.  Prairie County is getting close to the second rice stink bug threshold.  Desha County has […]

18
Jul
2017
New weed in rice: Stinkgrass
Author: Bob Scott, Professor & Extension Weed Scientist

By Bob Scott, Extension Weed Scientist A potential new weed in Arkansas rice has surfaced in Poinsett County.  Stinkgrass, Eragrostis cilianensis, is common throughout the lower 48 states but generally not known as a major agricultural weed in Arkansas.  In addition, it does not normally survive in flooded conditions; however, it is normally found in […]

17
Jul
2017
Market Outlook with Supply and Demand for Field Crops – July 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Large ending 2016-2017 market year stocks become beginning stocks for the 2017 market year, and current 2017 crop price forecasts reflect abundant supplies that impact prices. Although long-grain rice ending stocks-to-use for the 2017 market year are projected low by historical measures, large carry-over supply from the previous market year […]

17
Jul
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 14, 2017
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall for the past week ranged from none at several fields to 2.75” at St. Francis. Stink bugs made big appearance in southern Arkansas as 4 fields reached treatment threshold this week, with redbanded stink bugs picked up in southern most fields. Diseases remain […]

17
Jul
2017
When to stop irrigating corn: Look for these indicators
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Many early planted corn fields are nearing or are at irrigation termination in South Arkansas.  The goal of irrigation termination timing is to have adequate soil moisture to reach the R6 stage (black layer) without irrigating more than needed.  This has been an exceptional year for […]

17
Jul
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for July 10-14, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The first full week of July trading in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market had a 23 cent weekend gain to a Monday statewide average of $10.07.  The opening day average was 48 cents above the Wednesday opening day of the previous short holiday week.  Price moved higher on Tuesday […]

15
Jul
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 7-15-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles July 15, 2017  No. 2017-17                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Some like it hot – for those that do, your time has arrived.  Consistent temperatures in the 90s and bright conditions have the crop looking better every day.  We now have […]

12
Jul
2017
Southwestern Corn Borer Update July 12, 2017
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Below are links to southwestern corn borer trap catches by county. Numbers are dropping, but still high in Monroe and Woodruff counties. Growers in areas where catches are over 100 per trap are encouraged to treat any non-Bt corn that has not already been sprayed. Clay County Borers 7-10 Craighead County Borers 7-10 Jackson County […]