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

 By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The September report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in low commodity prices. Supplies have historical cycles above and below equilibrium, and prices have corresponding trends. Current supplies with low prices will cycle to lower supply levels with favorable prices. Projected […]

12
Sep
2016
September Arkansas crop yield forecasts
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Reported September field crop yield forecasts by the National Agricultural Statistics Service reflect August flooding in many Arkansas regions. September yields are only reported as state averages. Thus, September state level forecasts mask the severity of flood impacts in some counties. The NASS report indicates that yields for corn, grain […]

24
Aug
2016
Supply and Demand for Field Crops – August 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 […]

29
Jul
2016
Dicamba Effects on Soybean Seed and Off-spring
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Two weeks ago, I wrote an article on the effects of dicamba drift on soybean and potential yield reduction (click here for article).  Basically to sum it up for yield loss, the most sensitive stages where yield loss can result from off-target movement of dicamba ranges from late vegetative […]

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 […]