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15
Jan
2018
Arkansas Crop Management Conference Jan. 16-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The 2018 Arkansas Crop Management Conference (ACMC) will be held this week, Jan. 16-18 at the Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock, AR.  Here is the 2018 ACMC Conference Program.  The program contains complete details on the meeting, which begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16 and concludes at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. […]

02
Jan
2018
Research Series publications available online: Performance tests, studies, reports
Author: Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station

Research Series publications are annual reports of research-based information such as variety trials, herbicide trials and progress reports on research in an area such as soil fertility, rice, cotton or conservation technology.  Visit https://arkansas-ag-news.uark.edu/research-series.aspx to view the latest publications. All Research Series reports are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF files. You can download the latest version of Adobe […]

06
Nov
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress for Week Ending Nov. 5, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For the week ending November 5, USDA reported Arkansas’ soybean harvest to be 94% complete, up from 89% last week.  The 5-year average for the week is 89% harvested.  In October, USDA estimated Arkansas would harvest 3.5 million acres of soybeans with a record state average yield of 51 bushels per acre.  USDA’s Crop Production […]

31
Oct
2017
USDA Announces 2016 Rice PLC Payment Rates
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

On October 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for Long Grain and Medium Grain Rice.  The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments for covered commodities enrolled in PLC when the Marketing Year Average price is below the statutory Reference Price.  […]

30
Oct
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress (Oct. 29, 2017)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Harvest is winding down in Arkansas.  In Monday’s Crop Progress report, NASS estimated that soybean harvest was 89% complete as of October 29 and cotton harvest was 82% complete.    Soybean harvest compares to 91% complete at this point last year and the five year average pace of 82% .  Cotton harvest also lags last year’s […]

09
Oct
2017
USDA Posts 2016 ARC-CO Payment Spreadsheet Online
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has released 2016 county yields and national marketing year average prices for corn, soybeans, wheat and grain sorghum for calculating Agricultural Risk Coverage – County Coverage (ARC-CO) payments. Payment information is available at this link on the USDA FSA’s website:  2014 – 2016 ARC-County Yields, Revenue and Payment Rates […]

27
Sep
2017
Residue Burning in Field Crops
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Trent Roberts, Soil Fertility Specialist and Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist Benefits of Residue Burning Crop residue burning is an inexpensive and effective method to remove excessive residue to facilitate timely planting and to control pests and weeds.  Mechanical residue management, such as disking and tilling, to achieve soil incorporation of residues is another […]

08
Sep
2017
Peanut producers: Be on the lookout for Sclerotinia blight
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension plant pathologist Sclerotinia blight of peanut is a cool season fungal disease that was first reported in 2014 in Arkansas.  Earlier this week it was reported in two NEW commercial peanut fields in Lawrence and Randolph counties.  This is a challenging disease to manage because host resistance is moderate at best, […]

07
Sep
2017
Harvesting Cost Estimates
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For the week ending September 3, USDA estimated that Arkansas’ corn acreage was 46% harvested. Rice and soybeans were 18% and 7% harvested respectively.  Currently the state’s harvest pace for corn and rice is running 5 percentage points behind the 5-year average. With an active Atlantic hurricane season this year, windows of opportunity to harvest […]

06
Sep
2017
USDA Announces 2016 PLC Payment Rate for Peanuts
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

On August 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rate for peanuts.  In Arkansas, 99% of peanut base acres are enrolled in Price Loss Coverage.  Arkansas producers harvested 23,000 acres of peanuts in 2016.   The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments […]