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29
Aug
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 28, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn and grain sorghum harvest really picked up this week with good harvest conditions. The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service estimated that corn harvest was 25% complete by the end of last week and should be approaching 40-50% complete by now. Corn […]

28
Aug
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 8-28-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 28, 2015                         No. 2015-26 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, & Scott Stiles Crop Overview The old saying goes if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all.  I do wish there were nicer things to say right now, but hopefully better days are on the horizon. To echo […]

28
Aug
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for August 24-28, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost 15 cents over the weekend and opened on Monday at a statewide average price of $8.83.  Price slowly recovered through the week, overcoming even a Wednesday correction that dropped the market to an $8.74 average.  The market closed on Friday at $8.98, unchanged […]

28
Aug
2015
Updated 2015 Arkansas wheat budget
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

By Archie Flanders, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics Wheat prices below $5.00/bu. will have Arkansas growers carefully evaluating production costs for potential fall 2015 planting. Continued moderation in fertilizer and diesel prices will offset some of the impact of low commodity prices. An updated interactive wheat budget is available to aid in evaluating costs and returns […]

28
Aug
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for August 28, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation is still a priority on fields in the north and south. Chicot, Lee & Lincoln have been harvested and the yields are impressive. Insect and disease levels have increased and required treatment this week. Please refer to information in table for field specifics. […]

25
Aug
2015
Cover Crops Require Planning for Success. Part 1 in a Series
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

By Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crops, Soil and Environmental Sciences If you are considering implementing winter cover crops into your crop rotation this fall the single biggest piece of advice that I can give you is to PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. The potential benefits of cover crops can be easily lost if you do not […]

24
Aug
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for August 17-21, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market gained 1 cent over the weekend to open on Monday at a statewide average price of $9.17.  Price declined over the next two days to a statewide average of $8.99 on Wednesday.  The quote was especially significant as the first daily statewide average under […]

24
Aug
2015
Rice research verification program update for August 18, 2015
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  The Arkansas and Chicot Co. fields have been harvested with Arkansas preliminary yield and average harvest moisture listed below.  The milling yields will not appear until all fields are harvested hopefully by early- to mid-October.  Six fields have been drained and pending […]

22
Aug
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 21, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn and grain sorghum harvests are progressing slowly. The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service estimated that corn harvest was 12% complete by the end of last week and should be about 20% by now. Rains earlier this week slowed harvest and more […]

21
Aug
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 8-21-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 21, 2015                         No. 2015-25 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Overview Harvest continues to pick up speed in the southern half of the state.  Unfortunately yield reports have yet to pick up along with it.  The general consensus seems to be that yield numbers are running in […]