I hear some saying that the crop season in 2014 will be a “normal” one following such a severe winter. Although I did not like the winter, my wish is that the cold temperature has effectively suppressed rice pathogens. However, since we cannot be sure of this and the source of inoculum for all diseases
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Nematodes are common pests in many soybean fields in the state. Sometimes called the “hidden enemy”, root-knot, soybean cyst, and reniform nematodes can be costly if they are ignored. Because they are not visible, damage caused by nematodes is often overlooked. Nematode are microscopic root-parasites, and the symptoms they cause, including plant stunting, yellowing of
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A 16 cent weekend gain pushed the 2013 soybean cash market above the $14.00 level to open the past week at a Monday statewide average of $14.09. Market price posted steady gains most of the week with only a Thursday “correction” that was fully recovered on Friday to a closing statewide average of $14.34 (Figure
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The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN. More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture. A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will
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The past week of trading was shortened by the Monday observance of Presidents’ Day. 2013 soybean crop market gained 24 cents over the extended weekend break and opened on this past Tuesday at $13.83. Price initially dipped slightly lower before gaining steam to a Friday closing statewide average of $13.93 (Figure 1). The close left
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The USDA kicked off its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum today. The program this morning included the “Outlook for U.S. Agriculture in 2014″ Below is a summary of projections for U.S. planted acreage and average producer prices for the 2014/15 crop year.
Corn: 92 million acres, down from 95.4 million in 2013. Season average price: $3.90/bu
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The attached file includes the 2014 crop year projected prices approved for the Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, and Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion policies available in Arkansas.
The projected prices are covered by the February 28 sales closing date, unless otherwise indicated, and are applicable for the crops, types, practices, and states indicated.
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The 2013 soybean crop market lost 6 cents over the weekend break and opened on this past Monday at $13.45. Price moved slightly higher through the week in a very erratic manner before closing Friday with a statewide average of $13.59 (Figure 1). The close left the market a net 8 cents above the prior
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The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture in cooperation with The National Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture (NISA) is conducting an on-line assessment of the sustainability of the Arkansas soybean industry. The National Sustainable Soybean Initiative (NSSI) is working toward streamlining sustainability for soybean growers by creating a coordinated national framework for assessing sustainability and communicating
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The soil fertility workshop that was scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart has been cancelled due to the ominous winter weather forecast with plans to reschedule it for later in the year. Please watch Arkansas Crops for a post indicating the new date and registration information.
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