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28
May
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 5-28-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Mike Hamilton, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe May 27, 2016  No. 2016-11                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Beware the Ides of Midseason.  Now that it’s time to fertilize and flood, it seems the weather is going to start working against us.  More on that in […]

26
May
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for May 27, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator One of the fields in Monroe County got planted this past week which brings the total to 14 out of 15 fields planted. Again, rainfall was very spotty ranging from zero at most fields to 1.2” at Phillips 1. Irrigation was initiated on fields Jefferson, Lincoln, and […]

25
May
2016
Rice Research Verification Program update for May 23, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Coordinators South Arkansas: Cool temperatures and slow growth has been the topic of discussion this past couple of weeks.  Five of the nine South Arkansas fields have gone to flood.  Phillips County was the last field planted and received .9” of rain for germination.  Lee County […]

20
May
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 5-20-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Bob Scott May 20, 2016  No. 2016-10                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Yes, I do think the cold weather is the culprit behind a lot of our problems in the last week or so.  Rice a little pale and […]

20
May
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for May 16-20, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 5 cent weekend loss for the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market was regained and more on Monday as price rose 13 cents.  The market then proceeded to trade within an 8 cent range for the remainder of the week and ultimately closed on Friday at $10.54, an overall […]

20
May
2016
New record in peanut acres planted in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Planting of the 2016 peanut crop in Arkansas has progressed much earlier than previous seasons with over 90% of peanut acres having been planted to date.  By comparison, in mid-May last year only 50 to 60% of the acres were reported to be planted.  Early estimates indicate 22,500 acres were planted […]

20
May
2016
Market news available for risk management
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Managing profitability during low prices has been a concern while planning for the 2016 production year. Recent rallies in crop prices have added a second concern to avoid locking in prices before increases reach a peak. The possibility of “leaving money on the table” with crops already planted is especially […]

20
May
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for May 20, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Been a cold week, for this time of year, and wore a jacket walking fields during the morning. Lonoke County got planted last week which brings the total to 13 out of 15 now planted. Rain was pretty sparse over the past week ranging from zero at […]

17
May
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for May 9-13, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past short week of trading saw the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market lose 9 cents over the weekend to an opening Monday price of $10.06, but the Tuesday USDA report forecast of lower stocks sent price soaring on Tuesday followed by two days of gentle correction.  The market […]

16
May
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update – May 16, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  All nine fields are planted in the South Arkansas RRVP.  Four of the nine fields have had herbicide and preflood N-STaR applications and are being flooded (Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, and Lincoln Co.).  Jefferson and Lincoln County row water fields are being flushed […]