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26
May
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for May 27, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator One of the fields in Monroe County got planted this past week which brings the total to 14 out of 15 fields planted. Again, rainfall was very spotty ranging from zero at most fields to 1.2” at Phillips 1. Irrigation was initiated on fields Jefferson, Lincoln, and […]

20
May
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for May 16-20, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 5 cent weekend loss for the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market was regained and more on Monday as price rose 13 cents.  The market then proceeded to trade within an 8 cent range for the remainder of the week and ultimately closed on Friday at $10.54, an overall […]

20
May
2016
Market news available for risk management
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Managing profitability during low prices has been a concern while planning for the 2016 production year. Recent rallies in crop prices have added a second concern to avoid locking in prices before increases reach a peak. The possibility of “leaving money on the table” with crops already planted is especially […]

20
May
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for May 20, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Been a cold week, for this time of year, and wore a jacket walking fields during the morning. Lonoke County got planted last week which brings the total to 13 out of 15 now planted. Rain was pretty sparse over the past week ranging from zero at […]

17
May
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for May 9-13, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past short week of trading saw the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market lose 9 cents over the weekend to an opening Monday price of $10.06, but the Tuesday USDA report forecast of lower stocks sent price soaring on Tuesday followed by two days of gentle correction.  The market […]

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 […]

16
May
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – May 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 reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with […]

16
May
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for May 13, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Four more fields were planted (Ashley, Drew 2, Lee, and Phillips 1) over the past week to bring the total to 12 out of 15 now planted. Hopefully remaining fields get planted soon. Jefferson county was the first to flower. Rainfall amounts ranged from zero at several […]

09
May
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for May 2-6, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 17 cent gain over the weekend put the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market opening on Monday at $10.29, but price dropped on Tuesday and stabilized Wednesday before falling sharply again on Thursday.  The market finally saw an upturn on Friday to end the week at $10.15, an overall […]

06
May
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 6, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Rainfall was the story for the past week with amounts ranging from 1.8” in Chicot county to 6” in Prairie.  Chicot, Desha, Drew 1, Jefferson, Lincoln and Phillips 2 should receive first post-emergence herbicide application this week.  Please refer to information in table for field specifics.