Find It Here
Twitter update
Subscribe

Subscribe to Post Updates from Arkansas Row Crops


 

RSS AgNews
Quick Links
Agricultural Programs

Category Posts for Corn

18
Jul
2016
Southern rust moving progressively northward
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust has been confirmed in sixteen counties since it was first detected on June 22 in Chicot Co.  Since then, southern rust has progressed northward along the MS River Delta (Fig. 1), which is very common for this disease.  Of these reports, disease severity has ranged from <1% […]

13
Jul
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – July 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 updated by U.S.D.A. monthly reports. Crop prices attempt to ration supply […]

08
Jul
2016
Corn growth stage and heat unit accumulation for irrigation termination
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Much of our early planted corn is progressing towards maturity and has made it to the dent stage (R5).  One would think that once corn has reached the dent stage, maturity (R6) would be soon to follow, however it is a slow process and generally takes 21-24 […]

07
Jul
2016
Dicamba Drift and Potential Effects on Soybean Yield
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Driving around the Midsouth, especially in the Missouri Bootheel, West Tennessee and some areas of Northeast Arkansas it is not hard to find soybean fields that look similar to the picture below.  Several thousand acres have been affected by either drift, volatility, temperature inversions or tank contamination from dicamba herbicide applications.  No matter how many […]

05
Jul
2016
Soybean and corn price ratio
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Marketing opportunities for soybeans and corn should be evaluated with relative crop prices in conjunction with the prevailing supply and demand situation. Soybeans and corn are complementary ingredients for poultry and hog feed, but are competing crops in other consumptive uses. The ratio of soybean price to corn price is […]

01
Jul
2016
Southwestern corn borer numbers on the rise
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator We are seeing an increase in trap catches for southwestern corn borers in some areas of the state as second generation borers are beginning to emerge. Trap catches of 80 to over 100 per week are being reported in Poinsett, St. Francis and Crawford counties. Generally when numbers reach around […]

30
Jun
2016
U.S. 2016 Crop Acreage
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

USDA-NASS released its June Acreage report this morning.  The full report can be found at this link:  http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1000 Pre-report expectations were for lower U.S. corn and higher soybean acres than shown in the March 31 Prospective Plantings report.  The average trade guess for corn was 92.9 million acres.  The June 30 Acreage report revealed total […]

24
Jun
2016
Southern rust of corn detected in Southeast Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust was confirmed earlier this week (June 23, 2016) from a commercial corn field south of Eudora in Chicot County. This is the first report of southern rust for the 2016 cropping season, which is about two weeks earlier than in 2015 when it was detected in three […]

23
Jun
2016
Caterpillars in conventional field corn: What should you do?
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist We have quite a bit of conventional field corn in Arkansas this year and have been getting questions on when to spray for fall armyworm (Fig. 1), corn earworm (Fig. 2),  and southwestern corn borer (Fig. 3).  First, I will address corn earworm and fall armyworm. Treatment is warranted for […]

23
Jun
2016
Research lacking to back claims for foliar-applied fertilizers
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Nathan Slaton, Rick Norman, Trent Roberts, Jason Kelley, Jarrod Hardke, Bill Robertson, Jeremy Ross and Leo Espinoza; University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Farmers must ask at least two fundamental questions about every product they are asked to purchase and apply to their crop: What is the frequency of crop response and what […]