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27
Apr
2016
Rice Research Verification Program update for April 25, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Coordinators South Arkansas: The five fields planted in South Arkansas include Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Monroe Counties.  Lee and Ashley are expected to be planted tomorrow (4/26).  Should be able to get stand counts on Desha and Monroe this week.  Rainfall amounts this past week […]

26
Apr
2016
Policy change by the European Union to affect Arkansas peanut production
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Associate Professor/Extension Plant Pathologist A recent policy change by the European Union will affect the use of propiconazole and phosphorus acid/phosphite fungicides in peanut.  This change is NOT based on fungicide safety concern as these fungicides remain labeled for use in the US, but rather in the sale of peanuts treated with […]

23
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-23-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 23, 2016  No. 2016-06                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Outlook / Progress Survey says we were at 55% planted on Monday.  Probably a little further along than that, say 60%.  The northern half of the state is ~75%, the southern half 35%. Most of […]

22
Apr
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for April 18-22, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market had a week of substantial gains before suffering a major Friday correction.  A 3 cent weekend decline to start the past week of trading was quickly put in the rear view mirror as the market posted daily gains of 29, 25, and 10 […]

21
Apr
2016
Rice Research Verification Program – April 21, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  The five fields now planted in South Arkansas include Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Monroe Counties.  Pre-emergence herbicides were applied to all five fields and recent rainfall has provided good activation.  The Jefferson County field has been flushed once.  Pre-plant fertilizer has […]

21
Apr
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update – April 21, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator There were no new fields planted the past week because of steady rains across south Arkansas but all fields planted are now emerged. Rainfall amounts ranged from .9” to 2.95”. However, rains were good news for all planted fields in that soil applied pre-emergence herbicides got activated […]

18
Apr
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for April 11-15, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading in the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market began with a 12 cent weekend gain and basically moved higher throughout the whole week.  The market opened on Monday with a $9.21 statewide average and gained 8 to 18 cents each day with the exception of […]

15
Apr
2016
Rice Farming for Profit in 2016
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

After a 2015 season that left many Arkansas rice producers feeling kicked in the gut, 2016 doesn’t look to offer much relief. Rice looks to be the best smelling pig in the pen in terms of penciling out profitability, but margins are tight there as well.  This year we’ll need to make every penny count. […]

15
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-15-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 15, 2016  No. 2016-05                www.uaex.edu/rice  Crop Outlook / Progress Monday’s progress report showed that the state had soared from 11% planted on April 4 to 33% planted on April 11.  With rainfall not as prevalent as predicted across the northeast this […]

15
Apr
2016
Rootless corn syndrome: a real problem
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist We are starting to see some corn plants exhibiting “Rootless Corn Syndrome”.  Yes, this can be a real problem in corn and although the name seems odd, it a very accurate description.  Corn needs to be planted approximately 2 inches deep to help ensure that the […]