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29
Aug
2014
Soybean sudden death syndrome may indicate nematode problem
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

The Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in your soybean field may be trying to tell you something!  The increased incidence in SDS statewide this year is due to a lot of factors, including the cool, wet summer we have had.  However, keep in mind that although SDS is caused by the soil borne fungal pathogen Fusarium […]

29
Aug
2014
Soybean research verification program update for August 29, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Desha County field has been harvested and we have a couple more either ready or real close. Irrigation continues to be top priority at this point in the program. We have a few fields approaching irrigation termination, but we have several still that are R5 and have a ways to go. Overall insect and disease […]

25
Aug
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for August 18-22, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past week of trading in old crop cash soybeans showed promise with a 6 cent gain, but price then moved lower to mid-week before making a weak recovery to end the week.  The Monday statewide average was $10.89 and represented the highest daily average price of the entire week.  Price fell to a weekly […]

22
Aug
2014
Soybean research verification program update for August 22, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was more abundant across the southern SRVP fields this week. Irrigation continues to be top priority at this point in the program and we have terminated irrigation a few fields. Desha & Lafayette have reached R7, harvest should be soon. Overall, insect and disease pressure was light in the verification fields this week. County […]

18
Aug
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for August 11-15, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 12 cent weekend decline led to daily declines through Wednesday in old crop cash soybeans before price stabilized for the remaining days of trading.  The Monday statewide average was $11.16 and price fell to a weekly low of $10.80 on Wednesday.  The stabilizing of market price led to a Friday statewide average of $10.83, […]

15
Aug
2014
Soybean research verification program update for August 15, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was more abundant across the southern SRVP fields this week. Irrigation continues to be top priority at this point in the program and we have terminated irrigation a few fields. Overall, insect and disease pressure was light in the verification fields this week; however we did reach treatment level for frogeye in the Prairie […]

13
Aug
2014
Soybean nematode survey opportunity: Check for the hidden enemy of soybean
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

Nematodes have been called the “hidden enemy” of soybean because these soilborne, microscopic root pathogens can go unnoticed in a field until yield losses become severe. The number of soybean fields showing visible damage due to nematodes has increased dramatically during the last few years statewide, and most of the time the root-knot nematode is […]

13
Aug
2014
Soybean disease alert: stem canker showing up
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

The 2014 season may be, as Yogi Berra said, déjà vu all over again. Although southern soybean stem canker has been a rare occurrence in Arkansas for the past several years, the disease is still around. Last week a few plants with stem canker were found in a research plot on the Rice Research and […]

11
Aug
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Aug. 4-8, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past trading week in old crop cash soybeans opened with the market not well tested.  Average price indicated a 68 cent weekend decline to the $10.96 Monday statewide average.  The market declined further on Tuesday before posting gains on each of the remaining three trading days.  The Friday statewide average was $11.26, a $1.38 […]

11
Aug
2014
Soybean research verification program update for August 8, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was scattered across the SRVP fields this week. Irrigation continues to be top priority at this point in the program and we have terminated irrigation a few fields. Overall insect and disease pressure was light in the verification fields this week; however we did reach treatment level for bollworms in Clark County and frogeye […]