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31
Mar
2020
Arkansas Spray Water Quality Testing
Author: Tommy Butts, Weed Scientist

Spray water quality, specifically pH and hardness, can impact the efficacy of numerous pesticides. It has been shown that as water pH increases into more alkaline or basic conditions (pH greater than 7), pesticide active ingredients become less stable and therefore, less effective. Most fungicides are better suited to be applied in spray water that […]

30
Mar
2020
Arkansas Soybean Market Report for March 23 – 27, 2020
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jeremy Ross, Assistant Professor/Extension Agronomist – Soybean The Arkansas 2019 Crop Soybean Cash Market showed strength over the weekend that carried through the early part of the week, but retreated on Wednesday to a level that it held through the remaining trading days.  The market gained 23 cents over the […]

30
Mar
2020
Arkansas Corn Market Report for March 23 – 27, 2020
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jason Kelley, Extension Agronomist – Wheat and Feed Grains The Arkansas No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market was unchanged over the weekend and the lack of movement generally carried through the entire past week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.55, a decline of […]

26
Mar
2020
Arkansas Rice Update 3-26-20
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Tom Barber, & Scott Stiles The 2nd Arkansas Rice Update of 2020 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%203-26-20.pdf It includes information on current conditions, crop insurance coverage for furrow-irrigated rice, herbicide selection at planting, and rice markets. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the Arkansas Row […]

26
Mar
2020
Management tips to reduce seedling disease complex in rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Despite the Covid-19 crisis, our mission remains unchanged and that is to serve Arkansas and its community.  As rain continues to delay planting and cool temperatures persist, seedling diseases could be a concern in spring planted rice. Cool and wet weather retards seed germination and reduces seedlings vigor. Below are […]

25
Mar
2020
Use the DD50 Rice Management Program to Stay Ahead in 2020
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist Each year I’m surprised at the number of producers not currently using the DD50 Rice Management Program on their farms.  This program is designed to take much of the guesswork out of in-season management for producers and consultants.  In general, projected dates of key timings are accurate within a […]

23
Mar
2020
Arkansas Soybean Market Report for March 16-20, 2020
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jeremy Ross, Assistant Professor/Extension Agronomist – Soybean The Arkansas 2019 Crop Soybean Cash Market had a strange seven day period over the past week after enduring a 27 cent loss over the weekend.  The market opened Monday at $8.17, the lowest statewide average since September 9 of last fall.  […]

23
Mar
2020
Arkansas Corn Market Report for March 16 – 20, 2020
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jason Kelley, Extension Agronomist – Wheat & Feed Grains A big weekend decline in the Arkansas No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market continued through midweek before price recovered somewhat and generally stabilized to end the week of trading (Figure 1).  The market lost 13 cents over the weekend and […]

16
Mar
2020
Herbicide selection at planting for rice and corn acres
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist I have had numerous calls and texts over the last week with questions about burndown herbicides and plant-back intervals.  Although there is not much we can do about the rain (it will eventually stop), one thing we can do is be prepared and ready to roll when the weather […]

16
Mar
2020
Arkansas Soybean Market Report for March 9-13, 2020
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jeremy Ross, Assistant Professor/Extension Agronomist – Soybean The Arkansas 2019 Crop Soybean Cash Market suffered a 22 cent loss over the weekend and opened on Monday at $8.64.  A 7 cent price recovery on Tuesday quickly disappeared with daily losses posted for the remainder of the week (Figure 1).  […]