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15
Apr
2016
Rootless corn syndrome: a real problem
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist We are starting to see some corn plants exhibiting “Rootless Corn Syndrome”.  Yes, this can be a real problem in corn and although the name seems odd, it a very accurate description.  Corn needs to be planted approximately 2 inches deep to help ensure that the […]

31
Mar
2016
2016 Planting Intentions
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

USDA-NASS released its’ annual March Prospective Plantings report this morning which provides the first survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions for the year. For Arkansas, planting intentions generally followed pre-report expectations with rice, corn and cotton acreage higher and grain sorghum sharply lower.  Soybean acreage is projected to decline to the lowest level since […]

18
Mar
2016
Getting Corn Off To A Great Start
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

by Dr. Jason Kelley, Extension Agronomist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture   Corn Planting Status It seems that the weather pattern has been on a roller coaster pattern lately and will likely continue as it always seems to this time of year. Considerable field preparation for planting corn was done in February this year […]

17
Mar
2016
Weed control programs that maximize corn yield
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Recent heavy rainfall has left many Arkansas corn producers feeling behind all of a sudden on corn planting.  Last I checked the temperatures could get pretty cold this weekend so leaving that seed in the bag over the next week or so is probably not a bad idea.  I did receive a couple calls this […]

15
Mar
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – March 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with […]

10
Mar
2016
Times are tough-scrutinize every input choice
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist Seems like most everybody who retails ag inputs is offering products that they profess will boost yields, even make ‘em skyrocket. Only problem is, claims often aren’t backed up with unbiased data to prove that these materials provide growers with a return on investment–that ROI that should guide every decision. […]

05
Mar
2016
ARC payment estimates for 2015 crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Low commodity prices have growers in need of all sources of revenue to keep farm operations economically viable until prices return to levels greater than costs of production. Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for crops harvested in 2015 will be issued after the 2015 crop […]

02
Mar
2016
Fuel and fertilizer prices decreased for 2016 planting
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Prices for diesel fuel and fertilizers have continued to decrease as Arkansas farmers are preparing for 2016 planting. Reports in February indicate that diesel prices have decreased to $1.25/gallon from a price $1.90/gallon in November 2015. This will reduce total fuel costs by $23.00/acre for a rice field using diesel […]

02
Mar
2016
Using irrigation water management to improve the bottom line
Author: Chris Henry, Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer, Rice Research and Extension Center

By Chris Henry, Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer Last summer the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture implemented over 30  Irrigation Water Management (IWM) demonstrations. Workshops in Jonesboro and Stuttgart will provide producers a chance to hear details that were compiled from irrigation water management demonstrations last summer on cooperating farms.  The presentations will begin […]

22
Feb
2016
Supply and demand for corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat-February 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with […]