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13
Jul
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – July 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are updated by U.S.D.A. monthly reports. Crop prices attempt to ration supply […]

11
Jul
2016
2016 Arkansas Soybean College: Register online now
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in partnership with the Arkansas Crop Protection Association will be hosting the 2016 Soybean College on August 18, 2016 at the Newport Research Station at Newport, AR starting at 8:00 a.m. and running through 5:00 p.m.  Crop consultants, industry personnel, and […]

11
Jul
2016
Don’t be fooled by this imposter: It’s not the southern blight of peanut pathogen
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By this time in the season there are usually a few reports of southern blight of peanut; however, there has been no reports of this disease in Arkansas, yet.  Southern blight or southern stem rot is caused by Sclerotium rolfsii, which is the most common soilborne disease of peanut in Arkansas and the Mid-South.  Some […]

9
Jul
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 7-9-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe July 9, 2016  No. 2016-17                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Current conditions have the rice crop speeding along.  It’s not just your rice either, it’s everyone’s rice.  Daytime highs in the mid-90s and low temperatures staying above 70 have us […]

8
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 4-8, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The July 4th calendar with both Friday and Monday off created an unusual four day weekend between trading days for Arkansas soybean markets.  The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market opened on Tuesday of the past week at a statewide average price of $11.28, a 44 cent decline from the […]

8
Jul
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 8, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Rainfall was scattered this past week with some fields receiving very good amounts while Ashley received none.  Bollworms are building in fields, especially those that were later planted and have not lapped the middles. Both Ashley and Drew 2 were treated for bollworms this past week. Stink […]

8
Jul
2016
Corn growth stage and heat unit accumulation for irrigation termination
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Much of our early planted corn is progressing towards maturity and has made it to the dent stage (R5).  One would think that once corn has reached the dent stage, maturity (R6) would be soon to follow, however it is a slow process and generally takes 21-24 […]

7
Jul
2016
2016 Arkansas Cotton Update
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas the week ending July 3, 2016 reported cotton flowering or setting bolls at 25% which was ahead of the five-year average of 16%.  They also reported that 70% of the cotton was in good (45%) to […]

7
Jul
2016
Dicamba Drift and Potential Effects on Soybean Yield
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Driving around the Midsouth, especially in the Missouri Bootheel, West Tennessee and some areas of Northeast Arkansas it is not hard to find soybean fields that look similar to the picture below.  Several thousand acres have been affected by either drift, volatility, temperature inversions or tank contamination from dicamba herbicide applications.  No matter how many […]

5
Jul
2016
Late-season rice blast: fungicide timing is key
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist The rice blast fungus is a worldwide problem of rice that can cause near 100 percent yield loss in susceptible cultivars under favorable weather conditions if left unchecked. The blast fungus is very versatile and effective in its modes of survival. The fungus produces airborne spores that travel long […]