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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 […]

14
Jun
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – June 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 […]

07
Jun
2016
USDA Announces Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

On June 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program, providing cost share assistance payments to cotton producers to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton. OVERVIEW: The Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) program provides cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers with a share in the 2015 […]

02
Jun
2016
Increased crop prices create hedging opportunities for risk management
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Recent price increases for soybeans and corn bring opportunities for producers to protect profit margins by hedging in the futures market. Prices trending at levels higher than price levels corresponding to current supply and demand fundamentals give price hedgers potential to lock in down side risk by using futures options. […]

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 […]