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17
Jul
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for July 10-14, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The first full week of July trading in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market had a 23 cent weekend gain to a Monday statewide average of $10.07.  The opening day average was 48 cents above the Wednesday opening day of the previous short holiday week.  Price moved higher on Tuesday […]

15
Jul
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 7-15-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles July 15, 2017  No. 2017-17                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Some like it hot – for those that do, your time has arrived.  Consistent temperatures in the 90s and bright conditions have the crop looking better every day.  We now have […]

12
Jul
2017
Southwestern Corn Borer Update July 12, 2017
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Below are links to southwestern corn borer trap catches by county. Numbers are dropping, but still high in Monroe and Woodruff counties. Growers in areas where catches are over 100 per trap are encouraged to treat any non-Bt corn that has not already been sprayed. Clay County Borers 7-10 Craighead County Borers 7-10 Jackson County […]

12
Jul
2017
Find those hidden enemies: Free nematode sampling offer for Arkansas soybean producers
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

By Katie Sullivan, Nematode Diagnostician The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, in partnership with the Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory, is offering a “no cost” opportunity for county agents, consultants, and growers to survey their Arkansas soybean fields this summer and fall for nematodes. The Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory is accepting soil samples for nematode assay from […]

10
Jul
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for July 3-7, 2017 and June monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The shortened July 4 Holiday trading week began on Wednesday with a 31 cent gain over the extended weekend gain in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market.  Trading opened at a statewide average of $9.59, 68 cents over the previous Monday average.  Price then moved higher each trading day before […]

10
Jul
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 7, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  With the favorable weather conditions rice blast has been detected in the Clark County field.  Stink bugs are close to threshold levels in the Lincoln and Prairie County fields which were the first to reach heading.  Increased stink bug numbers are mostly […]

7
Jul
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 7-7-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles July 7, 2017  No. 2017-16                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “Raindrops keep falling on my head.”  B.J. Thomas must have been talking about 2017.  The rain itself is certainly no problem and helping to keep pumping to a […]

7
Jul
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 7, 2017
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields received rain over the past week ranging from .2” in St. Francis to 4.7 at Crawford. Luckily two of the dryland fields received good rains. Stink bugs are continuing to build, especially across southern Arkansas.  Although no fields in SRVP have been […]

7
Jul
2017
Yield recovery from off-target herbicide injury: Will replanting or foliar products help?
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist With the widespread reports of off-target herbicide injury, I’ve had numerous phone calls about replanting damaged fields or the use of foliar products to recover from the herbicide injury.  Many of the fields that I have walked or seen via text message received damage prior to reproduction.  From research […]

6
Jul
2017
Costs and Net Returns Trends for Arkansas Field Crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Recent years of low crop prices have been partially offset by reduced production costs. Net returns present two distinct eras: One period is ‘years subsequent to 2006’ with the other period being ‘years prior to 2006’. After favorable net returns during 2011-2013, low commodity prices are reducing net returns to […]