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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 […]

13
Jun
2016
Call-to-Action letters to the EPA regarding AgLogic™ 15G Aldicarb Pesticide
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The EPA is currently reviewing the re-registration of Aldicarb, formerly known as Temik. The product is currently being produced by AgLogic. The product is currently available in Georgia with plans to make it available for use in the Midsouth next year. Midsouth entomologists had the opportunity to test the product […]

10
Jun
2016
2016 Arkansas Cotton Update
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist Our planted acres are higher than many anticipated.  Regina Coleman, Executive Director of the Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation (ABWEF), recently reported that the ABWEF has calculated the state’s cotton plantings to be just over 360,000 acres.  Even with the cotton fields that were replanted to soybeans this week, our […]

08
Jun
2016
Transform for control of tarnished plant bug in cotton approved under Section 18 label
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist Good news! Arkansas has been granted a Section 18 for the use of Transform (sulfoxaflor) for control of tarnished plant bug in cotton. Some of the major points in the Section 18: Transform can be applied by ground or air at a rate of 1.5-2.75 oz of product per acre […]

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 […]