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3
Aug
2020
Arkansas Corn Market Report – July 27 – 31, 2020 and Monthly Summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jason Kelley, Professor and Extension Agronomist – Wheat and Feed Grain The Arkansas No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market continued its downward slide by losing 1 cent over the weekend and moving lower each day of the past trading week (Figure 1).  Price opened on Monday at $3.37, 3 […]

3
Aug
2020
Arkansas Soybean Market Report – July 27 – 31, 2020 and Monthly Summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jeremy Ross, Professor and Extension Agronomist – Soybeans Old crop soybean price rose 4 cents over the past weekend and eventually rose higher after a Tuesday decline (Figure 1).  The Arkansas 2019 Crop Soybean Cash Market opened on Monday at $9.10, 6 cents over the previous week opening day […]

31
Jul
2020
Arkansas Rice Update 7-31-20
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Nick Bateman, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Ben Thrash, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe The 19th Arkansas Rice Update of 2020 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%207-31-20.pdf. It includes information on progress, defoliation in reproductive rice, disease update, and rice stink bugs. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the […]

31
Jul
2020
Rice Research Verification Program Update – July 31, 2020
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator Most fields are 20% to 50% heading stage. Lonoke, Jackson and Mississippi Counties are 75% heading. Sheath blight advancement has slowed in the Drew County field. Smut prevention treatments have gone out on Jefferson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Monroe and Woodruff Counties.

31
Jul
2020
Soybean Research Verification Update for July 31, 2020
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall again was spotty over the past week with several field receiving none to 1.35” at Jefferson. Irrigation continues on older fields and later planted ones are set to receive initial irrigation soon. Insects are beginning to emerge in low numbers in some fields, […]

31
Jul
2020
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Update – July 31, 2020
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator All the Corn Verification fields have reached R5 (dent) stage of maturity, and the Chicot County field has reached R6 (black layer).  We are calculating how much water we need to finish out the year by using the AR Soil Calc app – Soil […]

29
Jul
2020
Cotton Research Verification Update for July 27, 2020
Author: Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Program Coordinator There are 12 Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Program fields in 2020. This year there is a wide variety of growth stages across the state as some areas had trouble finding a dry window long enough to get field operations done and planters into the field. Growth […]

29
Jul
2020
Rice Stink Bugs, So Good So Far
Author: Nick Bateman, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Bateman, Gus Lorenz, and Ben Thrash, Extension Entomologists Rice stink bugs have been relatively quite so far this year. We are still seeing a large amount of rice stink bugs, although mainly nymphs, on turn rows feeding on native grasses. We have heard of a handful of fields that were either right at […]

27
Jul
2020
Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Catches July 20 – July 24, 2020
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist and IPM Coordinator Southwestern corn borer moth pheromone trap catches by county are reported in the link below. Catches remain low across most of the state. We are seeing high numbers in areas of Crittenden and Jackson counties. We generally recommend considering a foliar application when numbers are over 100 […]

27
Jul
2020
Bollworm Trap Catches July 20 – July 24
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist and IPM Coordinator Bollworm pheromone trap catches by county are reported in the PDF below. For specific trap locations contact your local County Extension Agent. “This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27279/project accession no. 1013890] from the USDA National Institute of Food […]