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29
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-29-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 29, 2014                         No. 2014-25 Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz Crop Progress Progress!  Rain chances throughout the week largely failed to materialize.  With the rain skipping out, many more combines have hit the fields, at least in the Grand Prairie.  Plenty of other fields are nearing that time, but the high humidity and […]

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 […]

29
Aug
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 29, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The White County corn verification field was harvested on August 27 at approximately 18% moisture.  We are still waiting on final yield information.  The greensnap on the field was upgraded from 25% to 48% by an insurance adjuster.  The Jefferson County […]

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 […]

25
Aug
2014
Rice research verification program update for August 25, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

The heat units have added up this past week and grain maturity is moving fast. There are nine out of fifteen fields now draining in the verification program. Those fields include Arkansas, Chicot, Desha, Lee, Lincoln, Lonoke, St. Francis, Lawrence, and Prairie County. Two fields are at 100% headed and four fields are at 100% […]

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 […]

22
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-22-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 22, 2014                         No. 2014-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress The heat is finally here.  And so is the humidity.  Fields that have been drained and are waiting on harvest are having a hard time dropping in moisture.  A few fields are actively being harvested, but it’s slow […]

22
Aug
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 22, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The Clay County corn verification field is the only field that hasn’t reached R6 (black Layer) yet.  The field was about 60% starch this week, and I recommended one more irrigation today then to terminate irrigation.  It is only about 200 […]

18
Aug
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for August 11-15, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 12 cent weekend decline led to daily declines through Wednesday in old crop cash soybeans before price stabilized for the remaining days of trading.  The Monday statewide average was $11.16 and price fell to a weekly low of $10.80 on Wednesday.  The stabilizing of market price led to a Friday statewide average of $10.83, […]