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21
Sep
2017
Cotton termination: Heat unit accumulation as of Sept. 21, 2017
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Sustainability Coordinator; and Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain in the season. […]

20
Sep
2017
2018 Wheat Budgets Available
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The University of Arkansas’ 2018 wheat budgets are available.  A pdf or “hard copy” version can be downloaded at this link:    Crop Production Budgets for Farm Planning  See page 38 for a detailed wheat budget. An Excel spreadsheet version of the wheat budget is also available:   2017-18 Wheat budget As production costs and commodity prices […]

19
Sep
2017
USDA Crop Report Summary (released Sept. 12)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA released its’ monthly World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates on September 12th.   A summary of monthly changes to U.S. production, yields and ending stocks for soybeans, corn, long-grain rice and cotton can be found at this link:  USDA Sept 2017 WASDE Soybeans: Production was projected at a record 4.431 million bushels, up 50 million […]

18
Sep
2017
Gulf Urea and DAP Prices Up for the Week Ending Sept. 15
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Granular urea prices in the NOLA (New Orleans) region have moved higher following Hurricane Harvey.  Wholesale urea prices at the Gulf averaged $224/ton for the week ending September 15; an increase of $26/ton over the past two weeks.  Gulf urea prices are now $64 above the early July low of $160—which was the lowest level […]

18
Sep
2017
Arkansas Harvest Progress: September 17, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA Crop Progress Report for September 17, 2017 Mostly open weather conditions last week allowed Arkansas’ grain harvest to advance.  Soybean and rice harvest remains ahead of the five-year average pace. Soybean harvest as of September 17th was reported at 24% complete, up 7 percentage points from last week’s 17%. Today’s estimate compares to 20% […]

18
Sep
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 11-15, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market was somewhat disjointed as no state daily grain report was published on Thursday.  A 2 cent loss over the weekend led the market at a $9.60 statewide average market price on Monday to open the past week of […]

15
Sep
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 9-15-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles September 15, 2017  No. 2017-26                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “They come a-runnin’ for me, I said this is the end…”  This will be the final weekly update for the season.  Additional updates will be posted throughout the fall and spring as […]

15
Sep
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 15, 2017
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Three more fields were harvested this week with very strong yields from two of them. Irrigation has now been terminated for all fields. Scouting for redbanded stink bugs will continue up until harvest for those fields that are left. This will be the last […]

14
Sep
2017
Cotton termination: Heat unit accumulation as of Sept. 14, 2017
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Sustainability Coordinator; and Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain in the season. […]

13
Sep
2017
Maximizing Wheat Yields and Profit in 2018
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist The 2017 Arkansas wheat crop was small in acreage but many producers reported exceptional yields with intensive management.  Acreage was at or near record lows with approximately 195,000 acres planted in the fall of 2016.  Acreage was down for several reasons, but low grain prices at […]