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May
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – May 17, 2019
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators Just like the rest of our state, we’ve struggled to get the season started. We are well behind our usual pace, especially in south Arkansas. However, we have had a few fields planted. Refer to the linked pdf for field-specific information.

15
May
2019
Rice Research Verification Program Update – May 10, 2019
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators Most growers have had few days to work during the best planting windows but work they have, planting at night and into the early morning hours to get rice into the ground. Overall, the stands are very good in program fields and pre-emergence herbicides are working great.

14
May
2019
May 17: Deadline to Certify Production for 2018 Market Facilitation Program (MFP).
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds growers they have until May 17, 2019 to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). The MFP provides payments to producers of cotton, corn, sorghum, soybeans, wheat, dairy, hogs, fresh sweet cherries and shelled almonds. FSA will issue payments based on the producer’s certified […]

14
May
2019
May 16: Crop Insurance “Late Planting Period” Ends for Corn in Northeast Arkansas
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For nine (9) northeast Arkansas counties (shown in the table below) the crop insurance “Late Planting Period” ends Thursday, May 16th. Corn planted after this date will not be insurable. Also, growers intending to file for a “Prevented Planting” payment will need to do so within 72 hours of the end of the “Late Planting […]

14
May
2019
May 15 Crop Insurance “Final Planting Date” for Grain Sorghum
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For all counties in Arkansas the crop insurance “Final Planting Date” for grain sorghum is May 15. The “Late Planting Period” ends June 9. During the “Late Planting Period” grain sorghum can be planted on insured acres. However, the original insurance guarantee or coverage level drops 1% per day during the “Late Planting Period”. As […]

14
May
2019
Pest Scouting School Set For May 30 – Jonesboro, AR
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

A pest scouting school focusing on insects and diseases in cotton, corn, soybean, rice and grain sorghum will be conducted at the Craighead County Cooperative Extension Service Office in Jonesboro, AR on May 30. The program will start at 8:00 AM. Identification of insects and their damage will be covered, along with scouting techniques and […]

13
May
2019
What to Expect From Late Planted Corn
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Some of you may be getting questions about yield potential of very late planted corn (Mid-to Late May).  I am hearing that some producers still have some corn they intend to plant or replant over the next week or so provided field conditions allow for planting.   I am also […]

13
May
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for May 6-10, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market fell 4 cents over the weekend prior to the past trading week. A modest Tuesday gain was followed by daily losses over the remainder of the week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $7.94, the first weekly opening under $8.00 […]

13
May
2019
Arkansas corn market for May 6-10, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market started the past week of trading with a 5 cent weekend loss.  The market price seemed to stabilize for the first half of the week, but later declined sharply over the final two days (Figure 1).  Price opened on Monday at $3.71, 8 […]

10
May
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 5-10-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Tommy Butts, & Scott Stiles The 11th Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%205-10-19.pdf It includes information on progress, acreage, rice yield by planting date, weed control in water-seeded rice, and rice markets.  This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the Arkansas Row Crops […]