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20
May
2016
Market news available for risk management
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Managing profitability during low prices has been a concern while planning for the 2016 production year. Recent rallies in crop prices have added a second concern to avoid locking in prices before increases reach a peak. The possibility of “leaving money on the table” with crops already planted is especially […]

16
May
2016
Crop pest scouting schools set for May 24 in McGehee and May 25 in Jonesboro
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Crop pest scouting schools will be conducted on May 24 (McGehee) and May 25 (Jonesboro), 2016.  This year we have added sections on plant diseases.  The schools are classroom setting, providing information on identification and scouting techniques for insect and disease pests of cotton, soybean, rice, corn and grain […]

16
May
2016
It’s time to put out southwestern corn borer traps
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator There was a significant increase in the number of acres of non-Bt corn planted in Arkansas last year, and it looks like this year is going to be similar.  Southwestern corn borer is one of the more destructive pests of non-Bt corn hybrids.  We generally see emergence of adult […]

16
May
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – May 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 […]

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. […]