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17
Jul
2017
Market Outlook with Supply and Demand for Field Crops – July 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Large ending 2016-2017 market year stocks become beginning stocks for the 2017 market year, and current 2017 crop price forecasts reflect abundant supplies that impact prices. Although long-grain rice ending stocks-to-use for the 2017 market year are projected low by historical measures, large carry-over supply from the previous market year […]

17
Jul
2017
When to stop irrigating corn: Look for these indicators
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Many early planted corn fields are nearing or are at irrigation termination in South Arkansas.  The goal of irrigation termination timing is to have adequate soil moisture to reach the R6 stage (black layer) without irrigating more than needed.  This has been an exceptional year for […]

12
Jul
2017
Southwestern Corn Borer Update July 12, 2017
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Below are links to southwestern corn borer trap catches by county. Numbers are dropping, but still high in Monroe and Woodruff counties. Growers in areas where catches are over 100 per trap are encouraged to treat any non-Bt corn that has not already been sprayed. Clay County Borers 7-10 Craighead County Borers 7-10 Jackson County […]

06
Jul
2017
Costs and Net Returns Trends for Arkansas Field Crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Recent years of low crop prices have been partially offset by reduced production costs. Net returns present two distinct eras: One period is ‘years subsequent to 2006’ with the other period being ‘years prior to 2006’. After favorable net returns during 2011-2013, low commodity prices are reducing net returns to […]

05
Jul
2017
Southwestern Corn Borer Update July 4, 2017
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Southwestern corn borer numbers are still high in several areas of the state. Last week Monroe county had the highest numbers around the Brinkley/Wheatley area and those numbers are still high. Numbers are high in some areas of Woodruff county as well. Growers in these areas are encouraged to treat their non-Bt corn, particularly if […]

03
Jul
2017
Southern Rust Progressing Moderately Across Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust was first detected in the 2017 cropping season on June 14 in Lincoln County.  Since then it has been detected in ten other counties: Desha, Drew, Lonoke, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Phillips, Prairie, Pulaski, and Woodruff (Fig. 1).  Due to cooler than normal temperatures in June southern rust […]

26
Jun
2017
Southwestern Corn Borer Update
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

We are seeing a big jump in southwestern corn borer trap catches, particularly in the area around Brinkley and Wheatley. One trap hit over 1000 moths for a single week’s catch. One other trap in that area hit 89 moths which is very near our threshold of 100 moths per trap per week. Growers in […]

13
Jun
2017
Market Outlook with Supply and Demand for Field Crops June 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Large ending 2016-2017 market year stocks become beginning stocks for the 2017 market year, and 2017 crop price forecasts reflect abundant supplies that impact prices. Projected increases in livestock and poultry products for 2017 and 2018 will marginally reduce supplies as feed inputs increase and create support for prices, but […]

07
Jun
2017
Scouting Tips for Southern Rust in Corn
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust has NOT be found in Arkansas, but given the recent storm activity and warmer weather it is only a matter of time before someone finds it somewhere in the state or at least the mid-South.  Reports of southern rust activity will be posted here or on the […]

05
Jun
2017
Southwestern Corn Borer Alert
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist Arkansas has seen a significant increase in conventional corn grown in the central and northern delta area of the state over the last couple of years. This increased acreage, coupled with the mild winter we just experienced, increases our chances of seeing a significant outbreak of southwestern corn borers this […]