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31
Oct
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 10-31-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

October 31, 2014                       No. 2014-30 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, & Scott Stiles Harvest Summary The end is near or is it here?  Harvested acreage numbers on Monday were 95% so we’re right there.  Overall a difficult year that most are glad to see in the rearview mirror.  There’s not a lot of time […]

30
Oct
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Final Weekly Update 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) I would like to thank everyone that helped me with these updates this year. Wes Kirkpatrick, Kevin Norton, Brent Griffin, Michael Paskewitz, Branon Thiesse, Herb Ginn, Hank Chaney and Kevin VanPelt were the County Agents that contributed every week and were […]

28
Oct
2014
Plan Early for Rice Disease Management
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Diseases are limiting factors for crop production.  No field is free of diseases.  It is hard to predict the weather conditions of the coming season.  The way we manage our rice fields plays a major role in our disease situations.  If weather conditions are favorable for disease and our field management is somehow inadequate, the […]

24
Oct
2014
Arkansas soybean market report – Oct. 20-24, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 7 cent weekend drop in the 2014 crop AR cash soybean market was quickly overcome as the market saw a 20 cent improvement from Monday to Tuesday, held steady on Wednesday, and surged again up 30 cents on Thursday before suffering an 18 cent downward correction on Friday. The market opened the week with […]

24
Oct
2014
Farm Bill workshops for crop producers
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

October 22, 2014  FSA, Division of Ag offer dozen-plus Farm Bill workshops for crop producers Fast Facts More than a dozen Farm Bill workshops planned across Arkansas Learn to use web-based decision tools Includes discussion of Yield Update, Base Reallocation, ARC, PLC, and SCO LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas crop producers will have more than a […]

23
Oct
2014
Crown sheath rot unusually severe on medium grain rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Rick Cartwright and Yeshi Wasmishe Gaeumannomyces graminis var. graminis (Sacc.) Arx and D.Oliver causes crown (black) sheath rot disease of rice. This disease is common in Arkansas rice fields (MP192_Arkansas Rice production Handbook) but usually does not cause severe damage. The disease has also been named “Arkansas foot rot” (LSU Diseases ID and Management […]

21
Oct
2014
Soybean rust detected in Arkansas but too late to affect 2014 crop
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Soybean rust was confirmed earlier this week in three Arkansas counties: Ashley, Chicot and Drew (Fig. 1). Amanda Greer, program associate in extension plant pathology, identified one field in Ashley and Chicot counties with SBR. Soybeans in these fields were near R8 growth stage. Moreover, SBR was confirmed on kudzu in Drew County. Disease incidence […]

17
Oct
2014
Arkansas soybean market report – Oct. 17, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

This week was shortened by the Columbus Day holiday on Monday. The extended weekend gave the market a longer period to react and it responded with a 52 cent gain on the 2014 crop. The market posted a statewide average of $9.69 on Tuesday. Price then proceeded to fluctuate within a 14 cent band before […]

13
Oct
2014
2014 Preliminary Rice Yield Trial Data
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Preliminary data for the 2014 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials (ARPT) and Producer Rice Evaluation Program (PREP) are now available. ARPTs were located at the Rice Research & Extension Center near Stuttgart, AR; Pine Tree Research Station near Colt, AR; Northeast Research & Extension Center near Keiser, AR; Clay County near Corning, AR; and Desha County near […]

10
Oct
2014
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 6-10, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

This week marked the first full week of quotes for cash market soybeans that were previously labeled No. 1 Yellow Soybeans New Crop, represented the 2014 crop, and have now become the No. 1 Yellow Soybeans Cash prices. Price surged 32 cents higher over the weekend preceding this past week of trading. The market posted […]