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26
Aug
2016
Arkansas soybean cash market report for Aug. 22-26, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 13 cent weekend gain in the old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market was wiped away during the past week as price fell each trading day.  The market opened on Monday at $10.61, a full 10 cents above the previous Monday, but closed on Friday at a statewide average of […]

26
Aug
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 26, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators All fields received surplus rainfall the past couple weeks. Older fields that were R6 or later all have some sprouting in the pods. Initial estimate is 5-7% sprouted. Insects remain at low levels, while diseases have flared, as would be expected given last week’s ideal environmental conditions. […]

24
Aug
2016
Supply and Demand for Field Crops – August 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 […]

24
Aug
2016
Splitting pods and sprouting soybean seed in the pods
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist Starting last Thursday, I have been getting more and more reports from around the state about pod splitting and/or seed sprouting in the pod.  So far, no commodity has escaped this sprouting problem since I have seen or heard about sprouting in rice, corn, grain sorghum, cotton, and soybean.  […]

22
Aug
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for August 15-19, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market gained 26 cents over the weekend before entering into a basically steady week.  The market opened on Monday at $10.51 and closed on Friday at a statewide average of $10.48, an overall 23 cent improvement for the week (Figure 1).  The market remains […]

17
Aug
2016
Look for root-knot nematode damage in your soybeans now
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

By Katie Sullivan and Terry Kirkpatrick, Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory Look at your soybeans. No, really look at your soybeans. Give that plant a good inspection—and dig it up and look at the roots.  The field in the background of the first photo below is a healthy looking field:  nice and green, even in height, […]

15
Aug
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Aug. 8-12, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market gained 5 cents over the weekend and added another 9 cents on Monday before going flat for the remainder of the trading week.  The market opened on Monday at $10.20 and closed on Friday at a statewide average of $10.25, an overall 10 […]

08
Aug
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Aug. 1-5, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 17 cent weekend gain in the old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market was totally lost and more on Tuesday in a 30 cent decline.  The market remained essentially steady until Friday when price rose 17 cents to a closing statewide average of $10.15 (Figure 1).  The closing price left […]

05
Aug
2016
Update: Kudzu bug management for soybeans
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Kudzu bugs have been found more readily in soybeans in Arkansas this year, and we have had a few fields near Helena reach our economic threshold of 25 nymphs in 25 sweeps (Fig. 1). We followed one field in particular to demonstrate our management recommendations and test several products for […]

05
Aug
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 5, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Fields north of the Arkansas River, with the exception of Arkansas and Jefferson, and those along the Louisiana border all received very good rainfall last week, while Desha and Lincoln got less. Irrigation was terminated on several of the early planted fields. Bollworm numbers […]