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24
Feb
2017
Requirements to purchase, apply Engenia dicamba herbicide
Author: Bob Scott, Professor & Extension Weed Scientist

By Bob Scott, Extension Weed Scientist This has been a confusing year in weed management and I’m hoping to help clear up some of the confusion about Engenia dicamba herbicide. There are separate requirements for purchasing and applying Engenia, which is a restricted use pesticide, or RUP. To purchase Engenia: You must have a current […]

20
Feb
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Feb. 13-17, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market lost 4 cents over the weekend and, despite a midweek recovery, moved generally lower for the week of trading.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $10.45, an advantage of 21 cents over the previous Monday opening price.  The market fell […]

15
Feb
2017
February supply and demand for field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

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. […]

13
Feb
2017
Arkansas soybean market updates: Feb. 6-10, 2017 and January monthly market summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market posted a 12 cent gain over the weekend and essentially never looked back with early week gains that held through the last trading days.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $10.24, an advantage of 14 cents over the previous Monday […]

07
Feb
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Jan. 30-Feb.3, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market lost 27 cents over the weekend.  Perhaps it was an indication of how unusual the coming week would be.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $10.10, gained 1 cent on Tuesday and then had no AMS report on Wednesday.  The […]

06
Feb
2017
Fungicide resistance: an ongoing concern
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

  By Yeshi Wamishe and Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologists   During the 2011 cropping season strobilurin-resistant isolates of Rhizoctonia solon, the causal agent of sheath blight, were confirmed in a few rice fields in Louisiana. This is the same pathogen that causes aerial blight of soybean. This was an “alert” call for Arkansas rice and soybean […]

30
Jan
2017
Confusion Over Dicamba Regulations
Author: Bob Scott, Professor & Extension Weed Scientist

By Bob Scott, Extension Weed Scientist There has been some confusion over the regulations on dicamba that were put in place this year for the state of Arkansas.  I want to note, that while Division of Agriculture Weed Scientists are asked to provide data and input on many herbicide related issues, ultimately this was a decision […]

30
Jan
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for January 23-27, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 10 cent weekend loss in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market was an indication of the coming weekly trend as price moved slightly lower for most of the week, reaching a statewide average of $10.37 on Friday to end the week.  The Friday statewide average placed the market 18 […]

23
Jan
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for January 16-20, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Martin Luther King holiday provided the second extended weekend in 2017 and resulted in a 23 cent increase that placed the Tuesday opening day statewide average at $10.61.  The gain was mostly retained throughout the week although some weakening was seen as the week progressed.  The Friday statewide average […]

20
Jan
2017
Error concerning three varieties in 2016 Soybean Update
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

By Terry Kirkpatrick, Extension Plant Pathologist *SOYBEAN UPDATE ERRATA* I want to alert you to an inaccuracy in the 2016 Soybean Update root-knot nematode ratings.  The cultivars REV 45A46, REV 48A26, and REV 48A76 are incorrectly listed as resistant.   All three cultivars are, in fact, susceptible to root knot nematodes.  We apologize for any confusion […]