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15
Sep
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Sept. 8-12, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The first full week of old crop cash soybean trading in September began with a 7 cent weekend loss leaving the market with an opening average of $10.36 on Monday. The market then followed a generally lower path through the week before stabilizing on Friday to a closing statewide average of $10.19, a 24 cent […]

12
Sep
2014
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update Update – September 12, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was scattered across the state this week. We have terminated irrigation on the majority of the fields this week. Insect pressure has increased this week and a few fields required treatment for stinkbugs. Three of the verification fields have been harvested and a couple more waiting on the combine. County Variety Stage General Information […]

12
Sep
2014
Using the correct form to submit soil samples
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

As we get ready to start taking soil samples to be analyzed for fertilizer recommendations, it is very important to make sure the proper form to submit the soil samples is used. Before completing form CES 435, please make sure not to use forms that were printed before January 2014. On August 5, 2014 the Marianna […]

11
Sep
2014
Kudzu bugs confirmed in Arkansas
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

On Monday, September 8, Crittenden CEA Russ Parker and I found kudzu bugs (Megacopta cribraria) in Arkansas for the first time. They were located in a kudzu patch on the side of the road east of Marion. This insect is known to hitch rides on vehicles (including via airplane, which is likely how it originally […]

05
Sep
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking price in Arkansas for Sept. 1-5, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The three day Labor Day weekend offered promise for the old crop cash soybean market as price rose 5 cents to an opening average of $10.54 on Tuesday. But the market then took a sharp downturn through the week before posting a rally on Friday to a closing statewide average of $10.43, a 6 cent […]

02
Sep
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for August 25-29, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

An 8 cent weekend loss set the trend for the old crop cash soybean market as price averaged $10.70 on Monday and moved steadily lower through the week before closing at a Friday statewide average of $10.49, a full 29 cents under the previous Friday closing price and the lowest daily average of 2014 (Figure […]

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 […]