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15
Oct
2018
Arkansas corn market report for October 8-12, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market had a short trading week due to observance of the Columbus Day holiday.  Price stuttered slightly to begin the short week, but quickly regained momentum and moved higher overall.  The market lost 2 cents over the extended weekend prior to this […]

15
Oct
2018
Arkansas soybean market report – October 12, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Price quotations reported by the USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service began late this week for the Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market.  The market was closed on Monday in observance of Columbus Day.  The 2018 crop lost 4 cents over the extended weekend prior to this past week of trading and opened on […]

14
Oct
2018
2018 Cover Crop Seeding Rate and Establishment Guidelines
Author: Trenton Roberts, Associate Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

Weather currently has harvest and cover crop planting at a standstill. Please find below the recommended cover crop seeding rates and planting practices for cover crops in Arkansas. The planting window has closed for the successful establishment of mustards such as radish and turnips and cover crop planting considerations from this point forward should be […]

12
Oct
2018
Rice Research Verification Program Update – October 12, 2018
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators In the south, all fields have been harvested and yield reports are listed below. Milling yields should be posted next week or in the final report. In the north, only Woodruff County remains unharvested.  All harvest data is in for other program fields except for Randolph […]

12
Oct
2018
Stem Rot in Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist Several low yielding rice fields recently have been identified as having stem rot.  In the past few years I have not observed much stem rot, but some of the cases this year have been particularly severe.  If you have low-yielding fields and are uncertain of the cause, it may […]

9
Oct
2018
Commercial Rice Cultivar Responses to Major Rice Diseases in Arkansas
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist; and Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist Field history information is critical to matching rice cultivars with the right fields.  For instance, planting a blast-susceptible cultivar in historically blast-prone fields is not advisable.  Usually hybrids, and varieties such as CL172 and CL153, have better packages for blast resistance. However, if you […]

9
Oct
2018
Urea Prices at Gulf Continue Higher
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Urea prices at New Orleans (NOLA) continue to rise, finishing last week at an average price of $316 per ton.  Barge urea prices have now increased for ten (10) straight weeks at the Gulf.  The last time Gulf urea was above $300 was in June 2015.  Urea prices in the NOLA region are up $90 […]

8
Oct
2018
Oct. 11 Webinar: The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Agriculture
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist Join us Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. CST as we host Dr. Kristine Tidgren.  She will review the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on farming businesses. In particular, this class will discuss issues impacting owners of small C corporations, S corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and sole […]

8
Oct
2018
Arkansas corn market report for Oct. 1-5, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market continued to regain ground from its mid-September decline. The market gained 15 cents over the weekend prior to this past week of trading and opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.57, a price 16 cents over the first day of […]

8
Oct
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 1-5, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Price quotations reported by the USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service switched this week for the Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market from 2018 New Crop Booking to 2018 Cash.  Cash price quotations on the 2017 crop are no longer being reported.  The 2018 crop gained 12 cents over the weekend prior to this […]