AV-1011 Bird Repellent for rice seed has received a Section 18 emergency exemption for use in Arkansas until June 1, 2014. This product has shown to be effective at preventing bird depredation of rice seed.
Rice seed treated with AV-1011 is approved for use in drill, water, and broadcast systems. The use-rate for AV-1011 is
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We have been receiving many questions in recent weeks about medium-grain rice varieties.
At this point, finding seed of any medium-grain variety is probably fairly difficult. Before that seed hits the ground this spring though, there are a few things to consider about the two main varieties out there while you still have time.
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The past trading week started with caution as market price fell 11 cents over the weekend to open at a statewide average of $14.23 on Monday. Market price then proceeded to post steady gains each day to a Friday closing statewide average of $14.69 (Figure 1). The close left the market 35 cents above the
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I hear some saying that the crop season in 2014 will be a “normal” one following such a severe winter. Although I did not like the winter, my wish is that the cold temperature has effectively suppressed rice pathogens. However, since we cannot be sure of this and the source of inoculum for all diseases
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Nematodes are common pests in many soybean fields in the state. Sometimes called the “hidden enemy”, root-knot, soybean cyst, and reniform nematodes can be costly if they are ignored. Because they are not visible, damage caused by nematodes is often overlooked. Nematode are microscopic root-parasites, and the symptoms they cause, including plant stunting, yellowing of
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A 16 cent weekend gain pushed the 2013 soybean cash market above the $14.00 level to open the past week at a Monday statewide average of $14.09. Market price posted steady gains most of the week with only a Thursday “correction” that was fully recovered on Friday to a closing statewide average of $14.34 (Figure
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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
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The USDA kicked off its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum today. The program this morning included the “Outlook for U.S. Agriculture in 2014″ Below is a summary of projections for U.S. planted acreage and average producer prices for the 2014/15 crop year.
Corn: 92 million acres, down from 95.4 million in 2013. Season average price: $3.90/bu
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The attached file includes the 2014 crop year projected prices approved for the Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, and Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion policies available in Arkansas.
The projected prices are covered by the February 28 sales closing date, unless otherwise indicated, and are applicable for the crops, types, practices, and states indicated.
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The 2013 soybean crop market lost 6 cents over the weekend break and opened on this past Monday at $13.45. Price moved slightly higher through the week in a very erratic manner before closing Friday with a statewide average of $13.59 (Figure 1). The close left the market a net 8 cents above the prior
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