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25
Aug
2016
Target spot of cotton: Considerations for using a fungicide
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist There have been widespread reports of target spot (TS) on cotton across multiple cotton cultivars along the MS delta region in Arkansas.  Target spots causes the lower leaves in the canopy to defoliate and the percentage of defoliation in some field range from 10 to 75%.  Although there were […]

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 […]

24
Aug
2016
2016 Arkansas Cotton Update: Target spot of minimal concern
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist There are times during the season that initial impressions of the crop are not good.  We are at one of those times now.  Plants are showing signs of a good boll load and maturing from being near the end of a long, hard race.  Add target spot and a week […]

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 […]

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 […]

07
Jul
2016
2016 Arkansas Cotton Update
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas the week ending July 3, 2016 reported cotton flowering or setting bolls at 25% which was ahead of the five-year average of 16%.  They also reported that 70% of the cotton was in good (45%) to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]