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28
Aug
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for August 24-28, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost 15 cents over the weekend and opened on Monday at a statewide average price of $8.83.  Price slowly recovered through the week, overcoming even a Wednesday correction that dropped the market to an $8.74 average.  The market closed on Friday at $8.98, unchanged […]

28
Aug
2015
Updated 2015 Arkansas wheat budget
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

By Archie Flanders, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics Wheat prices below $5.00/bu. will have Arkansas growers carefully evaluating production costs for potential fall 2015 planting. Continued moderation in fertilizer and diesel prices will offset some of the impact of low commodity prices. An updated interactive wheat budget is available to aid in evaluating costs and returns […]

28
Aug
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for August 28, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation is still a priority on fields in the north and south. Chicot, Lee & Lincoln have been harvested and the yields are impressive. Insect and disease levels have increased and required treatment this week. Please refer to information in table for field specifics. […]

25
Aug
2015
Cover Crops Require Planning for Success. Part 1 in a Series
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

By Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crops, Soil and Environmental Sciences If you are considering implementing winter cover crops into your crop rotation this fall the single biggest piece of advice that I can give you is to PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. The potential benefits of cover crops can be easily lost if you do not […]

24
Aug
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for August 17-21, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market gained 1 cent over the weekend to open on Monday at a statewide average price of $9.17.  Price declined over the next two days to a statewide average of $8.99 on Wednesday.  The quote was especially significant as the first daily statewide average under […]

21
Aug
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for August 21, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation is still a priority on fields in the north and south. Chicot, Lee, Lincoln and Phillips are done and waiting on harvest. Insect levels have increased and we recommended treating a couple of fields. We have seen an increase in frogeye in a […]

21
Aug
2015
Key points to consider for frogeye leaf spot control
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) has been increasing in activity over the past few weeks, which has many looking for the latest information in disease management.  Here is a brief summary of three key points to consider about FLS in Arkansas:  Distribution of strobilurin-resistant (S-R) FLS, conditions that favor disease […]

18
Aug
2015
Fall is nematode sampling time
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

By Terry Kirkpatrick, Extension Plant Pathologist As you go about your late-season preparations for soybean harvest, don’t forget nematodes.  This year, they are certainly alive and well in the state!  And, again as last year, don’t forget that your soybean check-off dollars are at work through the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board that is sponsoring a […]

14
Aug
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for August 10-14, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market crashed sharply during the past week, most likely in response to various USDA reports projecting more acres and higher yields. The market started with promise gaining 32 cents over the weekend and opened on Monday with a statewide average price of $9.92. Price then […]

14
Aug
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for August 14, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation is still a priority on fields in the north and south. Chicot, Lee and Phillips are done and waiting on harvest. Insect levels have increased in the northern fields but are still below treatment levels at this time. We have seen an increase […]