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31
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-31-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 31, 2015                              No. 2015-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress It’s a good indication of the recent high temperatures when 91 degrees feels like a cold snap.  The greatest thing about our current weather change isn’t just the reduced daytime temps making it easier on us, but the reduced […]

31
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 31, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn harvested has started on a very limited acreage (two producers that I know of) of high moisture corn. Most of the early planted corn in the southern half of the state is at black layer, so now it is just […]

27
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for July 20-24, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market fell 15 cents over the weekend and opened this past Monday with a statewide average price of $10.07. Only three markets continued to provide quotes in Arkansas after Monday: Wynne, Old Town/Elaine, and Stuttgart. The market initially moved higher early in the week before […]

24
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-24-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 24, 2015                              No. 2015-22 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress We’re now at about 14 consecutive days with nighttime temperatures of 75+ degrees.  It looks like we’ll reach 20 days before we see any relief.  The best news at the moment is that the current forecast indicates that in […]

20
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for July 13-17, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market held steady over the weekend and opened this past Monday with a statewide average price of $10.45. Only four markets are providing quotes in Arkansas with the Wynne market rejoining Old Town/Elaine, Little Rock, and Stuttgart. The market moved lower each trading day of the past […]

18
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 17, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn and grain sorghum are progressing rapidly to maturity with recent warm temperatures. Most of the early planted corn in south Arkansas is likely being irrigated for the last time this week or early next week. Later planted corn and corn […]

17
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-17-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 17, 2015                              No. 2015-21 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Dry and scalding hot.  Water use will be at a fever pitch in the coming week.  Next week is expected to bring temperatures in the upper 90s with some 100 degree days next weekend. Last week’s […]

10
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-10-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 10, 2015                              No. 2015-20 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress The season appears to have made the turn from wet to dry the past week.  The extended forecast calls for very hot daytime temperatures and little to no rainfall.  The more concerning aspect of the forecast […]

10
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for July 6-10, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market still seemed uncertain about the USDA crop reports of the previous week. Old crop price for Arkansas is very uncertain since at most three markets are now providing price quotes. The limited number of reporting markets hit on Thursday of the previous week and continued through […]

02
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-2-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 2, 2015                                No. 2015-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Continued favorable weather conditions over the past week look to give way to a rainy 4th of July weekend.  Must of the state is expected to receive heavy to scattered showers Friday through Monday.  This will hopefully give some […]