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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 […]

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
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 […]