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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 […]

6
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 […]

6
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 […]

3
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 […]

1
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 […]

29
Sep
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Sept. 22-26, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 20 cent weekend decline in the old crop cash soybean market was a signal of things to come as trading posted a Monday opening average of $9.57 and moved steadily lower through each trading day. Low point of the week was the daily average of $9.06 on Friday, a 71 cent loss from the […]

29
Sep
2014
Rice research verification program update for Sept. 29, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

Rice Verification fields are 75% harvested. Combines have been on the move with ten out of fifteen fields harvested. The fields harvested include Arkansas, Chicot #, 1 Chicot #2, Clay, Desha, Lee, Lincoln, Prairie, St. Francis and Lawrence Counties. The fields pending harvest include, Jefferson, Monroe, Cross, White, and Yell Counties. The lowest yield to […]

26
Sep
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – September 26, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator)  The Jefferson, Arkansas and St Francis County corn verification fields were harvested this week. I am waiting on data to determine final yields.  The Clay County corn field was replanted on May 7 and as of Monday September 22 the grain […]

24
Sep
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Sept. 15-19, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past week of old crop cash soybean trading in September opened promisingly with an 8 cent weekend gain to a Monday opening average of $10.27. But the market then established a lower trend that was shown most trading days of the week, finally reaching the daily low of the week at $9.77 on Friday, […]