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04
Apr
2014
2014 Commodity Calendar
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

The link below includes a monthly listing of release dates for key USDA reports such as:  Crop Progress, Export Sales, Crop Production, Supply/Demand (WASDE), Acreage, and Grain Stocks. 2014 Commodity Calendar The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will begin release of its’ weekly U.S. Crop Progress reports on Monday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. […]

01
Apr
2014
Are you maximizing control with your herbicide application?
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

This is an interesting time in Arkansas agriculture as new technologies are on the horizon in many crops and resistant weeds are becoming more prevalent in all crops and across multiple modes of action.  We have screened multiple samples of barnyardgrass that contain 3-way resistance to Propanil, Facet, and Newpath (ALS) chemistry.  Also annual and […]

31
Mar
2014
USDA Prospective Plantings report
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

The USDA released its March Prospective Plantings report today at 11:00 CDT.  This report provides the results of the first NASS survey of U.S. farmers planting intentions for 2014. Corn: U.S. farmers intend to plant 3.7 million acres less corn in 2014 with total planted acreage estimated at 91.69 million acres versus 95.37 million in […]

26
Feb
2014
2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN. More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture. A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will […]

10
Feb
2014
Soil fertility workshop in Stuttgart cancelled for Feb. 11, 2014
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

The soil fertility workshop that was scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart has been cancelled due to the ominous winter weather forecast with plans to reschedule it for later in the year.  Please watch Arkansas Crops for a post indicating the new date and registration information. […]

27
Jan
2014
2014 soil fertility workshops scheduled: Register now
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

Registration for the 2014 Soil Fertility Workshops is now available. The first workshop will be held February 10, 2014 at ASU’s Cooper Alumni Center, Jonesboro. The second workshop will be held February 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart. Some of this year’s topics will include: How to build and maintain soil […]

09
Jan
2014
Wheat Growers Encouraged to Respond to National Survey on Wheat Scab
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

National survey on wheat and barley head scab This spring, about 16,500 wheat and barley growers in 17 states (450 in Arkansas) will receive a questionnaire on Fusarium head blight (scab) from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Scab is a fungal disease that infects the heads of small grain plants. It can be severely […]

22
Dec
2013
2014 Crop Budgets Available
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

The University of Arkansas 2014 Crop Budgets are now available on-line. Users have the option of accessing the budgets in one of two (2) formats; pdf or Microsoft Excel. The budgets can be found at the link below. http://www.uaex.edu/depts/ag_economics/default.htm Comments: Based on current commodity prices and cost of production, Arkansas growers would be expected to […]

13
Nov
2013
Preliminary Data for 2013 Yield Trials Now Available
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Preliminary results from 2013 crop performance trials have been posted to the Arkansas Variety Testing website:  http://arkansasvarietytesting.com. Preliminary results have now been posted for rice, soybean, corn, wheat, and grain sorghum. Information for 2013 trials will be updated as needed until final reports are posted.

25
Oct
2013
Crop Budgeting for 2014 Wheat
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

This fall there are two key economic issues to consider in wheat production: lower grain prices and fertilizer costs. A  year ago, July ’13 wheat futures traded at $8.67.   Today, July ’14 wheat trades at $7.04.  The decline in wheat prices over the past year equates to about $98 per acre on an average 60 […]