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04
Mar
2015
Transform WG approved for sugarcane aphid control in grain sorghum under Section 18
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

The Arkansas State Plant Board has received authorization for use of Transform WG (sulfoxaflor) insecticide for sugarcane aphid control in grain sorghum under the Section 18 emergency exemption.  Take note of these important points: A report of each application must be made to the Plant Board within 10 days of application The exemption expires October 31, […]

02
Mar
2015
Getting Grain Sorghum Off To a Good Start in 2015
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Grain sorghum acres appear set to greatly expand in 2015. Arkansas had 165,000 acres in 2014 and many indications are that acreage may double in 2015. Grain price in relation to other commodity prices seems to be the big driving factor for increased acreage, although some areas will have additional markets to sell grain sorghum, […]

27
Feb
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for February 23-27, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market posted a modest 2 cent weekend gain and then trended higher for the remainder of the trading week. The market opened on Monday with a $10.14 statewide average. Despite a Wednesday correction, the market had gains on four trading days of the week and finished on Friday with a […]

26
Feb
2015
Cotton base acreage in the 2014 Farm Bill
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Cotton is no longer a covered commodity eligible for enrollment in programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill. Existing 2013 cotton base acreage is now generic base acreage. Generic base acreage is allocated annually to each covered crop planted. This is a departure from previous farm bills in which established base acreage was fixed. Generic […]

24
Feb
2015
Upcoming deadlines for 2014 Farm Bill considerations
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Producers and land owners have upcoming decisions to select among alternative risk management programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill. Land owners have until February 27 to schedule an appointment with the county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for reallocating base acreage and updating payment yields. Deadline for program enrollment with FSA in Price Loss […]

23
Feb
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for February 16-20, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The Presidents’ Day holiday provided a long weekend adjustment period prior to the past trading week. The market took advantage of the period to get a 17 cent price increase and open on Tuesday with a $10.19 statewide average. The market lost 12 of those cents on Tuesday and had price fluctuations over the remainder […]

20
Feb
2015
Cover Crop Workshop March 12th at Rice Research and Extension Center
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

Make plans to attend the University of Arkansas Cover Crops Workshop set for March 12th at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart, AR. Attendance is free and lunch will be provided. CEU’s will be offered including 1.5 hours of Crop Management, 0.5 of Pest Management and 2.0 hours of Soil and Water credits.  […]

13
Feb
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for February 9-13, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 5 cent weekend gain for the 2014 crop AR cash soybeans market put the Monday statewide average at $9.89. The market dropped 9 cents on Tuesday, but then gained a momentum that carried it higher each remaining trading day of the week to a closing statewide average on Friday of $10.02, an overall 18 […]

13
Feb
2015
2014 Rice Research Verification Program Report
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The 2014 Rice Research Program Verification report is now available by clicking the link or on the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog. The 2014 growing season was the thirty-second year for the Rice Research Verification Program (RRVP).  The RRVP is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, county extension agents, extension specialists, and researchers.  The […]

11
Feb
2015
Wheat stripe rust update – Feb. 10, 2015
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

The recent weather has been conducive to stripe rust. Conditions favorable for disease development and spread include morning dew on the leaves, high winds, and nighttime temperatures in the 40s and 50s. A number of fields in multiple counties have been confirmed (see map below) and many fields have enough stripe rust to be at […]