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29
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 25-29, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost one cent over the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend break to a Tuesday opening statewide average of $9.32. New crop price then climbed generally higher throughout the remaining trading days to a Friday closing statewide average of $9.44, an 11 cent improvement from the previous Friday closing price […]

29
May
2015
Soybean research verification program update for May 29, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

General The continued rainfall across the state has kept the fieldwork to a minimum this week. As a result of that we haven’t had any more verification fields planted this week. The fields that have been planted are off to a good start and progressing well. We have four fields that are at full bloom […]

23
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 18-22, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market moved one cent higher over the weekend break to a Monday opening statewide average of $9.64. New crop price then had a steady daily decline throughout the trading week to a Friday closing statewide average of $9.33, a decline of 30 cents from the previous Friday closing price (Figure […]

22
May
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 22, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

General The rainfall across the state over last weekend has kept the fieldwork to a minimum this week. As a result of that we haven’t had any more verification fields planted this week. The fields that have been planted are off to a good start and progressing well. We have one field that is at […]

19
May
2015
Soybean Seedling Disease vs. Herbicide Injury
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Seedling diseases of soybean are a chronic problem caused by several soilborne fungi. As the name implies, these diseases occurs at early growth stages (VE to V1), but their symptoms can look similar to herbicide injury. In 2014, cool, wet growing conditions during the early stages of seedling development resulted in several fields with seedlings […]

18
May
2015
Crop Insect Scouting School in NE Arkansas is June 4 in Jonesboro
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A crop insect scouting school has been scheduled for June 4 at the Craighead County Cooperative Extension Service office in Jonesboro, AR. The address is 611 E. Washington Avenue. The school will cover scouting for insects and their damage in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and rice. The school is open to everyone. There is […]

18
May
2015
Crop Insect Scouting School Set for June 3 – McGehee, AR
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A crop insect scouting school has been scheduled for June 3 at Hoot’s BBQ in McGehee, AR. The school will cover scouting for insects and their damage in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and rice. The school is open to everyone. There is no charge for attending the school and lunch will be provided. Registration […]

18
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 11-15, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

Some weakness was indicated in the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market as price fell 2 cents over the weekend break to a Monday opening statewide average of $9.83. Price then dropped hard on Tuesday losing 19 cents before stabilizing with a 4 cent band for the remainder of the week. The Friday closing statewide average […]

15
May
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 15, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

There are 20 fields enrolled in the Soybean Research Verification Program this year and 7 have been planted to date. We anticipate having 17 roundup ready fields, 1 liberty link field and 2 conventional fields in the program this year. The fields that have been planted are either up or on their way. Rainfall over […]

11
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 4-8, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 10 cent gain of the weekend prior to this past trading week put the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market at a Monday opening statewide average of $9.87. Price continued higher on Tuesday and flirted with the $10.00 level before entering a decline that persisted through the remaining trading days. The late week decline left […]