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May
2019
May 25: Crop Insurance “Final Planting Date” for Rice, Cotton, Peanuts
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

May 25th is the crop insurance “Final Planting Date” for rice, peanuts, and cotton in counties south of I-40. Following the “Final Planting Date” is what is referred to as the “Late Planting Period”. For most crops this is generally a fifteen-day window, but can vary by crop. Contact your crop insurance agent to verify […]

24
May
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 24, 2019
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators We made a little progress this week in that we got two more fields planted.  Hopefully weather forecast is correct and we can get some more in next week. Refer to the linked pdf below for field- specific information.

23
May
2019
Metolachlor, Herbicide Resistance Traits, Weed Science Webpage, and More!
Author: Tommy Butts, Weed Scientist

By Thomas R. Butts and  L. Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist There are two new Extension publications available from the Arkansas Weed Science team, FSA2185 – Metolachlor Herbicides: What are the Facts, and MP554 – Herbicide Resistance Traits: Quick Reference Guide. Metolachlor herbicides are typically used as a preemergence, residual herbicide in corn (Zea maysL.), […]

21
May
2019
Rice Research Verification Program Update for May 17, 2019
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators The Chicot and Jefferson County fields received fertilizer applications and are going to flood. More fields have emerged this past week with good stand counts. Cooler temperatures until mid-week slowed growth and caused some stress in certain fields but warmer temperatures are speeding recovery and growth. Weed […]

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May
2019
May 23 Webinar: USDA’s 2019/20 U.S. and Global Forecasts for Rice, Grains, Oilseeds, and Cotton
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist Join us for the next Food and Agribusiness Webinar at 12 noon CST on Thursday, May 23rd as we host Rachel Trego. She will present the new 2019/20 forecasts that USDA published on May 10 for the major grains, oilseeds, and cotton. The presentation will include U.S. production, use, and […]

20
May
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for May 13-17, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market started with a downward weekend price move and posted gains through most of the trading week before suffering a Friday correction (Figure 1).  The market lost 7 cents over the weekend break and opened on Monday at a statewide average of $7.71, 23 cents under […]

20
May
2019
Arkansas Corn Market Report for May 13-17, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past seven day period was an “up week” for Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market.  The uptick started with a 3 cent weekend gain. Market price then had increases of 1 to 11 cents per day for the entire week (Figure 1).  Price opened on Monday at $3.60, 11 cents […]

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May
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 5-17-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke The 12th Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%205-17-19.pdf It includes information on progress, preflood N timing, armyworms, seedling disease, and herbicide drift.  This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the Arkansas Row Crops blog (http://arkansas-crops.com).

17
May
2019
Fungicide seed treatments: Worth your money in the presence of rice seed and seedling diseases
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Field history is a major factor when considering using fungicide seed treatments. If your field has a history of seed rot and seedling diseases (mostly blight and seedling death), it is highly possible you’re dealing with a seedling disease complex caused by fungi and other microbes, of which Rhizoctonia solaniis […]

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May
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – May 17, 2019
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators Just like the rest of our state, we’ve struggled to get the season started. We are well behind our usual pace, especially in south Arkansas. However, we have had a few fields planted. Refer to the linked pdf for field-specific information.