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14
Jan
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 1-14-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

January 14, 2015                         No. 2015-2 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Final USDA Numbers As mentioned in the last update, the final USDA reports for 2014 were released this week.  For the 2014 season Arkansas accounts for over 50% of the total U.S. rice acreage and total production.  Only digging through numbers back to 2003, this is the […]

09
Jan
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 1-9-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

January 9, 2015                           No. 2015-1 Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Winter Meeting Season Cold enough for everyone right now?  With the current cold here, winter precipitation is supposed to be on the way.  Makes it difficult to work in the shop, much less do anything in the field. With that in mind – county […]

08
Jan
2015
USDA Reports
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

A number of major USDA reports will be released Monday January 12, 2015. Of particular interest will be the NASS Crop Production Annual which will provide the final U.S. crop production estimates for 2014.   The closely watched monthly World Ag Supply/Demand Estimates will be released as well. Monday, 1/12/2015   Much discussion has been centered […]

08
Dec
2014
2015 Arkansas Corn Quick Facts and 2015 Arkansas Grain Sorghum Quick Facts now available
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

The 2015 Arkansas Corn Quick Facts and the 2015 Arkansas Grain Sorghum Quick Facts are now available.  These publications are a one page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service corn and grain sorghum recommendations.  You can find these quick facts under the publication tab of the […]

04
Dec
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 12-4-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update December 4, 2014 New information is available by following the links below: Rice Information Sheet 173 containing the final results of the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials, Producer Rice Evaluation Program, and DD50 Planting Date studies. Preliminary 2014 Rice Harvest Acreage Summary table (will be finalized after release of final FSA acreage report […]

11
Nov
2014
November Supply / Demand Highlights
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

Link to slide set:  Nov 2014 USDA WASDE Summary: The USDA World Ag Outlook Board released its monthly Supply/Demand estimates yesterday, November 10. Corn: This months’ corn estimates contained the only surprises for traders.  Pre-report guesses leaned toward higher corn production.  However, the USDA reduced the national average corn yield by .8 bushels to 173.4 […]

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 […]

15
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-15-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 15, 2014                         No. 2014-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Harvest!  Actually received word of some rice in the state being cut this week.  Many more fields are being actively drained, and all signs point to the pace picking up.  Rain this weekend and early into next week […]

23
Jul
2014
Corn and Grain Sorghum Irrigation Termination
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

For the most part, we have had a relatively cool and wet summer across Arkansas that has allowed us to reduce the number of irrigations on corn and grain sorghum. Driving around the state, it is hard to tell much difference between non irrigated corn and grain sorghum fields and fully irrigated fields. As we […]

09
Jun
2014
Wind Damage in Corn
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Recent storms that have rolled through the state have unfortunately brought high winds with them. I’ve gotten several calls about corn that has snapped and corn that has been blown over. Green snapped corn and corn that has blown over are two different problems, although most of the time you will have both problems in […]