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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 […]

10
Oct
2014
Tips for Increasing Wheat Profitability in 2015
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

October is finally here and many producers are finish or making headway on harvesting, soybean, rice, corn, grain sorghum, and cotton. The month of September was dry for most areas of the state, but recent rains over the last week have improved soil moisture conditions and weather forecasts are indicating more rain is on the […]

06
Oct
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices for Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

This week marked the transition of quotes for cash market soybeans. Quotes on the old 2013 crop and labeled No. 1 Yellow Soybeans Cash ended on Tuesday. The final 2013 crop statewide daily average on that day was $9.05, the lowest such average since AMS began publishing 2013 quotes on December 16, 2013. The late […]

06
Oct
2014
Fall Residuals and Glyphosate-resistant Ryegrass
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Fall Herbicide Applications: Over the last several years fall herbicide applications have been increasing in use and popularity. Growers seem to like the idea of spraying a residual herbicide in the fall that will prevent any winter annual weed emergence, hopefully prior to planting. Two problems exist with this system. One, by preventing any winter […]

03
Oct
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – October 3, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator)  The Mississippi County corn verification field was planted to Pioneer P2089 and was harvested on September 17. The field averaged 209 bushels per acre adjusted to 15.5% moisture (with approximately 25% greensnap).  The Clay County corn verification field was harvested on […]

01
Oct
2014
Arkansas peanut harvest update and a new leaf spot disease
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Peanut harvest is in full swing this week, which is about two weeks earlier than 2013. Somewhere between 40 to 50% of the crop has been dug and 15 to 20% thrashed. Grades have ranged from 74 to 79 and yield between 4,200 and 5,000 lb/ac. These grades and yield are similar to 2013, which […]

30
Sep
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 9-30-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 30, 2014                   No. 2014-29 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Overall, yield reports seem to be improving.  Some areas are extremely excited over this crop, with yield levels not seen before.  Others have yields they would just as soon not see again.  Sometimes these areas are not too far apart. Average yields […]