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19
Dec
2016
Arkansas Cotton Update: 2016 in review and looking forward
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist, and Fred Bourland, Professor/Cotton Breeder The National Agricultural Statistics Service November Crop Production report estimated production at 830,000 bales, down 20,000 bales from the October 1 forecast but up 359,000 bales above last year. Yield is expected to average 1,062 pounds per harvested acre, down 26 pounds from last […]

14
Dec
2016
Market outlook with supply and demand for field crops – December 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The December report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in expectations of low commodity prices for the 2017 crop year. Supplies have historical cycles above and below equilibrium, and low crop price projections are following corresponding trends of markets with excess […]

17
Nov
2016
November supply and demand for field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The November report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in low commodity prices. Supplies have historical cycles above and below equilibrium, and currently low crop prices are following corresponding trends of markets with excess supply. Preliminary analysis for Cooperative Extension Service […]

19
Oct
2016
October supply and demand for field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The October report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in low commodity prices. Supplies have historical cycles above and below equilibrium, and currently low crop prices are following corresponding trends of markets with excess supply. Revised USDA October data for peanuts […]

15
Sep
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – September 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

 By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The September report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in low commodity prices. Supplies have historical cycles above and below equilibrium, and prices have corresponding trends. Current supplies with low prices will cycle to lower supply levels with favorable prices. Projected […]

12
Sep
2016
September Arkansas crop yield forecasts
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Reported September field crop yield forecasts by the National Agricultural Statistics Service reflect August flooding in many Arkansas regions. September yields are only reported as state averages. Thus, September state level forecasts mask the severity of flood impacts in some counties. The NASS report indicates that yields for corn, grain […]

07
Sep
2016
2016 Cotton production update: Harvest approaching
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist We are quickly approaching the finish line with this cotton crop.  It is amazing that many of our fields with a good number of open bolls still have a very active and dark green appearance.  This is most likely a result of good soil moisture and sufficient fertility to […]

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 […]