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15
Feb
2017
February supply and demand for field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

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

19
Jan
2017
2017 Soil Fertility Clinic slated for February 15 in Jonesboro
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

By Leo Espinoza, Extension Soil Scientist The Arkansas Plant Food Association in collaboration with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Arkansas State University would like to invite you to attend the 2017 Soil Fertility Clinic to be held at the Cooper Alumni Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro on […]

19
Oct
2016
October supply and demand for field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

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 […]

12
Sep
2016
September Arkansas crop yield forecasts
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

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 […]

26
Jul
2016
Southern blight activity on the increase in some peanut fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern blight or southern stem rot is the most common peanut disease in Arkansas. This disease occurs during the hot summer months, hence the name southern blight.  Fungal growth and symptomatic plants (i.e. flagging or wilting; Fig. 1) can be observed in fields especially after canopy closure, which creates the […]

11
Jul
2016
Don’t be fooled by this imposter: It’s not the southern blight of peanut pathogen
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By this time in the season there are usually a few reports of southern blight of peanut; however, there has been no reports of this disease in Arkansas, yet.  Southern blight or southern stem rot is caused by Sclerotium rolfsii, which is the most common soilborne disease of peanut in Arkansas and the Mid-South.  Some […]

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 […]

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 […]

20
May
2016
New record in peanut acres planted in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Planting of the 2016 peanut crop in Arkansas has progressed much earlier than previous seasons with over 90% of peanut acres having been planted to date.  By comparison, in mid-May last year only 50 to 60% of the acres were reported to be planted.  Early estimates indicate 22,500 acres were planted […]

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 […]