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29
Jul
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for July 29, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All but the Arkansas co field got in on the rain this past week, some got very little, some got a fair amount, while Desha received 3.25”.  Stink bug populations are still very low and bollworms are beginning to build in the Grand Prairie […]

29
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 25-29, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The future looked scary as past week of trading began with a 22 cent weekend decline that left the Monday opening price at $9.98, the first sub-$10.00 daily average since early May.  But price moved higher each of the subsequent two trading days to more than offset a Thursday correction […]

29
Jul
2016
Soybean disease update and management: Frogeye leaf spot
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) is one of the most common foliar diseases of soybean in Arkansas.  As with all foliar disease, some degree of leaf wetness and favorable temperatures are needed for disease development.  As expected, such conditions do not occur statewide and each year, FLS is more active […]

29
Jul
2016
Dicamba Effects on Soybean Seed and Off-spring
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Two weeks ago, I wrote an article on the effects of dicamba drift on soybean and potential yield reduction (click here for article).  Basically to sum it up for yield loss, the most sensitive stages where yield loss can result from off-target movement of dicamba ranges from late vegetative […]

22
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 18-22, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading began with a modest 2 cent weekend gain that put the Monday opening price at $10.91, but the market moved lower each trading day to a Friday closing statewide average of $10.20, a 69 cent overall decline from the previous Friday closing price (Figure 1).  […]

21
Jul
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for July 21, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was pretty light this week as most fields received very little while few others got fair amounts. Insect populations have crashed over the past week but noticed large number of bollworm moths in several fields, so expecting to have to spray in the next […]

18
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 11-15, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The first full July week of trading began well enough with a 6 cent weekend gain that put the Monday opening price at $11.05  followed by two days of increases that carried market price to a weekly high of $11.32.  But the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market fell sharply […]

14
Jul
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – July 15, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was again scattered this past week with most fields receiving zero while Lee received 1.1”.  No new fields were found to need treatment for bollworms this week, however, Chicot reached treatment level stink bugs and was treated.  Jefferson was the first to reach […]

13
Jul
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – July 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 updated by U.S.D.A. monthly reports. Crop prices attempt to ration supply […]

11
Jul
2016
2016 Arkansas Soybean College: Register online now
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in partnership with the Arkansas Crop Protection Association will be hosting the 2016 Soybean College on August 18, 2016 at the Newport Research Station at Newport, AR starting at 8:00 a.m. and running through 5:00 p.m.  Crop consultants, industry personnel, and […]