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8
Jul
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for July 1-5, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market started the past trading week weakly with a weekend price loss of 22 cents.  But price then stabilized on Tuesday and finished the short holiday trading week with a substantial gain on Wednesday (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at $8.52, 36 cents under the […]

8
Jul
2019
Crop Insect Update – July 8, 2019
Author: Ben Thrash, Extension Entomologist

By Ben Thrash, Gus Lorenz, Nick Bateman, and Glenn Studebaker, Division of Agriculture Entomologists Soybean This past week much of the state saw a sharp increase in moth catches. This is right on time with our usual July 4th bollworm flight.  Most years these moths are leaving corn, because it is normally done silking and are […]

8
Jul
2019
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Update – July 5, 2019
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, CGSRVP Coordinator Irrigation started back this week on all our fields. We have been using soil moisture sensors and telemetry units in combination with our Online Irrigation Scheduler to make irrigation decisions. It has been working well and has saved us some early irrigations.  We have been scouting the fields, and we […]

8
Jul
2019
Rice Research Verification Program Update – July 5, 2019
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators In the south, Jefferson is approaching early boot stage. The maturity at Chicot has slowed  compared to the DD-50. Arkansas, Lonoke, Lee and Monroe Counties are at ½” IE stage. The Desha and Lincoln County fields are in the 2nd tiller stage.        In the north, fields continue to […]

8
Jul
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – July 3, 2019
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators All fields are now planted as St. Francis has decided not to plant. Rain was again spotty again this past week ranging from zero at several locations to 4.7” at Poinsett. More fields are beginning to move into reproductive stages. Irrigation as begun in northeast Arkansas and […]

6
Jul
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 7-6-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Drs. Jarrod Hardke, Trent Roberts, & Nick Bateman The 19th Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%207-6-19.pdf It includes information on progress, hybrid boot nitrogen applications, spraying for rice stink bugs, disease management, and managing zinc deficiency. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the Arkansas Row Crops […]

3
Jul
2019
Managing Rice Kernel and False Smut with Fungicides
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist To guard your rice crop from kernel and false smut, a protective fungicide application should be made from early boot to mid-boot for optimum suppression. Currently, triazole fungicides containing propiconazole (Tilt equivalents) or difenoconazole are the commercially available fungicide options to suppress these smuts.  Fungicide application decisions for kernel and false smut are often based on […]

2
Jul
2019
Chicago Board of Trade Hours for July 4th
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

CBOT will close at 12:05 p.m. Central on Wednesday, July 3rd. CBOT will remain closed through Thursday, July 4th. CBOT will resume trading at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 5th for normal trading hours. Cotton futures trading at the Intercontinental Exchange will have normal trading hours Wednesday (7/3) and Friday (7/5). No trading July 4th.

2
Jul
2019
2019 Arkansas Cotton Update and 2019 Cotton Research Verification/ Sustainability Weekly Update – June 28, 2019
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist; and Amanda Free, CRVSP Coordinator  This season so far has been one of the most difficult I have experienced in Arkansas. Planting dates ranged from mid to late April to the very end of May (and then some) as a result of very narrow planting windows. While our crop […]

2
Jul
2019
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 28, 2019
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, RRVP Coordinators In the south, Jefferson is beyond 2” IE stage. Chicot and Arkansas are at early internode elongation stage.  Lonoke, Lee and Monroe Counties are moving close to green ring.  The Desha and Lincoln County fields are at the 1st tiller stage.    In the north, fields are progressing quickly with Randolph […]