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18
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-18-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 18, 2014                              No. 2014-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress Record-setting low temperatures are the story of the week.  Records were set both for nighttime lows and daytime highs.  Combined with more rain and flash flood warnings it hardly feels like the middle of July in […]

18
Jul
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for July 14-18, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The old crop cash soybean market declined for the third straight week losing 7 cents over the weekend to a statewide average of $12.64 and continuing with losses almost every day of the trading week (Figure 1).  A one cent gain on Wednesday represented the only day without a decline.  Market price ended the week […]

11
Jul
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for July 7-11, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The old crop cash soybean market continued its second week of decline.  A 6 cent loss over the weekend put the past Monday statewide average at $13.48, 44 cents under the previous Monday.  Market price fell each trading day of the past week and entered the sub-$13.00 level for only the second day this year.  […]

04
Jul
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for June 30 – July 4, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The old crop cash soybean market fell 35 cents over the weekend break to a Monday statewide average of $13.92.  Market price seemed to have stabilized on Tuesday, but then moved sharply lower on both Wednesday and Thursday.  The market ended the shortened trading week on Thursday for the 4th of July holiday with a […]

29
Jun
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for June 23-27, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The old crop cash soybean market gained 8 cents over the weekend break to post a Monday statewide average of $14.19.  Market price moved gradually lower to midweek before enjoying a strong gain on Thursday.  A small portion of that gain was surrendered on Friday as trading ended with a closing statewide average of $14.27, […]

26
Jun
2014
Rice blast alert: Disease has been reported in Arkansas
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Blast is one of the devastating diseases of rice. The blast pathogen is air, seed, or residue-borne. Seed and air-borne pathogens can easily move long distances. Air-borne spores usually infect young leaves. Spores from young leaves may infect collars, nodes, and panicles of rice. Sometimes when the first emerged leaves dry and die back, blast […]

24
Jun
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for June 16-20, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 4 cent weekend decline in the old crop cash soybean market put market price at a statewide average of $14.17 to open trading for the week. Price fluctuated throughout the week with two days of gains and three of losses before finishing on Friday with a closing statewide average of $14.11, an 10 cent […]

16
Jun
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for June 9-13, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past weekend saw the old crop cash soybean market hold steady and open on Monday with a statewide average of $14.52, unchanged from the previous Friday closing average. Price rallied slightly on Tuesday before suffering a sharp midweek decline to the week’s low on Thursday. The market did recover somewhat on Friday with a […]

09
Jun
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for June 2-6, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past week of old crop cash soybean trading opened well at $14.99, an 8 cent weekend gain, but then proceeded into a sharp decline throughout the week to a Friday closing average of $14.52, the lowest daily statewide average since May 7 (Figure 1).  The Friday average left the market with an overall 39 […]

31
May
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for May 26-30, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The Memorial Day extended weekend slapped a 27 cent loss on old crop soybeans as the market posted a $14.87 statewide average on the Tuesday opening day of trading.  Price recovered moderately on Wednesday and Thursday before giving much of that gain back on Friday and closing with a $14.91 statewide average (Figure 1).  The […]