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01
Oct
2014
Arkansas peanut harvest update and a new leaf spot disease
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Peanut harvest is in full swing this week, which is about two weeks earlier than 2013. Somewhere between 40 to 50% of the crop has been dug and 15 to 20% thrashed. Grades have ranged from 74 to 79 and yield between 4,200 and 5,000 lb/ac. These grades and yield are similar to 2013, which […]

30
Sep
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 9-30-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 30, 2014                   No. 2014-29 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Overall, yield reports seem to be improving.  Some areas are extremely excited over this crop, with yield levels not seen before.  Others have yields they would just as soon not see again.  Sometimes these areas are not too far apart. Average yields […]

29
Sep
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Sept. 22-26, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 20 cent weekend decline in the old crop cash soybean market was a signal of things to come as trading posted a Monday opening average of $9.57 and moved steadily lower through each trading day. Low point of the week was the daily average of $9.06 on Friday, a 71 cent loss from the […]

29
Sep
2014
Rice research verification program update for Sept. 29, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

Rice Verification fields are 75% harvested. Combines have been on the move with ten out of fifteen fields harvested. The fields harvested include Arkansas, Chicot #, 1 Chicot #2, Clay, Desha, Lee, Lincoln, Prairie, St. Francis and Lawrence Counties. The fields pending harvest include, Jefferson, Monroe, Cross, White, and Yell Counties. The lowest yield to […]

26
Sep
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – September 26, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator)  The Jefferson, Arkansas and St Francis County corn verification fields were harvested this week. I am waiting on data to determine final yields.  The Clay County corn field was replanted on May 7 and as of Monday September 22 the grain […]

24
Sep
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Sept. 15-19, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past week of old crop cash soybean trading in September opened promisingly with an 8 cent weekend gain to a Monday opening average of $10.27. But the market then established a lower trend that was shown most trading days of the week, finally reaching the daily low of the week at $9.77 on Friday, […]

21
Sep
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – September 19, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator)  The Lee County corn verification field was harvested on September 13. The field was DeKalb DKC 66-87 and yielded 202.5 bushels per acre.  The Clay County corn field was replanted on May 7 and as of Monday September 15 the grain […]

19
Sep
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 9-19-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 19, 2014                   No. 2014-28 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Crop Progress This may be (?) the last weekly rice update of the year.  Additional updates may be published if needed. The state is somewhere around 40% through rice harvest at this point.  The only thing there is to say about yields is that they’ve been consistently […]

15
Sep
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Sept. 8-12, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The first full week of old crop cash soybean trading in September began with a 7 cent weekend loss leaving the market with an opening average of $10.36 on Monday. The market then followed a generally lower path through the week before stabilizing on Friday to a closing statewide average of $10.19, a 24 cent […]

15
Sep
2014
Peanut Disease Update: Sclerotinia blight caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum confirmed in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Sclerotinia blight caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum was confirmed earlier this month in a commercial peanut field near Pocahontas. Sclerotinia blight symptoms were recognized by Gordon Drennan with the Clint William Co. and confirmed by extension plant pathologist on a runner peanut cv. Florun107. Symptomatic plants were observed in several large (2’ x 5’) foci with […]