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2
Nov
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 24-28, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Soybean trading experienced the third short information week in a row as no USDA report was published on Friday, October 28.  2016 New Crop Soybean Cash Market quotes opened the week on Monday at $9.81, an 8 cent improvement from the previous Friday closing level and 18 cents above the […]

2
Nov
2016
Target spot of soybean: What do we know?
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Historically, target spot (TS) of soybean has been a minor disease in Arkansas and the Mid-South.  This disease would develop in the lower canopy with one to a few lesions per leaf with little or no further development.  Since 2014, this disease has been observed more frequently and during […]

27
Oct
2016
Reactions of Arkansas rice cultivars to major diseases
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Some rice diseases are more prevalent than others causing significant yield or quality losses. Often the major culprit for yield and/or quality losses in a certain field may just be one or a couple of diseases. Knowledge on susceptibility levels of your cultivars to diseases and your field history […]

24
Oct
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 17-21, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Soybean trading experienced another short week as the market was closed on Monday, October 17.  2016 New Crop Soybean Cash Market quotes opened the short week on Tuesday at $9.63, an 11 cent improvement from the previous Friday closing level.  Price strengthened further on Wednesday and lost much of its gains […]

20
Oct
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 10-20-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Oct. 20, 2016  No. 2016-28                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Unfortunately only negative yield reports continued to flow in over the past month.  The take home message is hybrids were 0-20 bu/acre below expectation and similar to 2015, while varieties were […]

19
Oct
2016
October supply and demand for field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The October report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in low commodity prices. Supplies have historical cycles above and below equilibrium, and currently low crop prices are following corresponding trends of markets with excess supply. Revised USDA October data for peanuts […]

14
Oct
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 10-14, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week was shortened by the Columbus Day holiday on Monday.  2016 New Crop Soybean Cash Market quotes opened the week 2 cents lower compared to the previous Friday closing level.  Price weakened on Wednesday, but then rebounded to finish the week at $9.52, a 5 cent improvement from […]

7
Oct
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 3-7, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week marked the end of the old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean cash market reporting.  USDA is now listing Fall 2016 crop quotes as the Cash Market prices and should begin reporting Fall 2017 crop booking prices in the near future.  Monday trading was difficult to interpret as the […]

4
Oct
2016
The 2016 soybean crop: Record yields for a few; lower yields for many
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist So far, this has been a year of highs and lows.  As of today, I have certified six soybean fields for the Grow for the Green Yield Contest over 100 bu/ac.  A new state record soybean yield was set twice within the last two weeks.  The first was Martin […]

30
Sep
2016
Jefferson County Cover Crops Meeting October 5th
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

A winter cover crops meeting will be held at the Jefferson County Extension Office from 1-5 pm on Wednesday October 5th. Topics will include: Cover Crop Selection, Agronomic Benefits of Cover Crops, How Cover Crops Influence Water Quality, Weed Suppression with Cover Crops,  Pest Considerations when Using Winter Cover Crops and Nutrient Retention Associated with […]