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13
Sep
2017
Soybean rust confirmed in Southeast Arkansas
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist Soybean rust was confirmed in Ashley (33.249093°, -91.846713°) and Lincoln (34.077432°, -91.832217°) counties last week.  Fields were R6 and R5.5, respectively.  Only trace amounts were observed in the field in Lincoln County, but the field in Ashley County had quite a bit more rust.  The occurrence of the disease […]

13
Sep
2017
Arkansas 2017 Harvested Acreage and Yields (Sept. 1 Forecast)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA-NASS released its monthly Crop Production report on September 12, 2017.  The table below includes information for Arkansas’ 2017 harvested acreage and yield forecasts as of September 1, 2017. In comparison to the August Crop Production report, no changes were made to Arkansas’ 2017 forecast corn, rice and sorghum yields.  However, the state average cotton […]

12
Sep
2017
Cotton termination: Heat unit accumulation as of Sept. 12, 2017
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Sustainability Coordinator; and Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain in the season. […]

12
Sep
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 8, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Seven of nine fields have been harvested with yields all over the board ranging from excellent to poor.  Prairie County was excellent as well as the Jefferson County row-water field.  The Clark County field encountered severe blast and had a lot of […]

11
Sep
2017
Arkansas Harvest Progress: September 10, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Crop Progress Report: The USDA-NASS issued their weekly Crop Progress report today.  On favorable weather conditions last week, Arkansas’ soybean and rice harvest moved ahead of the five-year average pace.   Soybean harvest as of September 10th was reported at 17% complete, up 10 percentage points from last week’s 7%. Today’s estimate compares to 12% […]

11
Sep
2017
Rice Harvest Aids Ahead of Storms
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist Due to incoming wind and possibly rain from Hurricane Irma, many are questioning potential harvest aid applications before rice potentially lodges. There are many risks associated with this tactic. Harvest aids (sodium chlorate / salt) are beneficial at facilitating harvest without issue when rice is between 18-25% moisture at […]

8
Sep
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 9-8-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles September 8, 2017  No. 2017-25                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress It’s not THAT the wind is blowing, it’s WHAT the wind is blowing.  Wind may lean rice, but wind carrying rain is really what gets it down.  All things considered, it’s surprising […]

8
Sep
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 8, 2017
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Hurricane Harvey helped in St. Francis Co. finish up irrigation and hurt in Cross Co. with several days of standing water. Many fields are quickly finishing up, stink bugs continue to be a concern in late planted fields.  Refer to table below for field […]

8
Sep
2017
Cotton Market Teleconference September 13
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The monthly Ag Market Network Teleconference will be on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:30 a.m CDT.  Discussion will focus on the September 12 USDA supply/demand and Crop Production reports as well as recent hurricane impacts on 2017 U.S. production. The teleconference number is 1-712-775-7085 and the access code is 969119 to listen by phone. […]

8
Sep
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 4-8, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 16 cent gain over the extended Labor Day weekend put the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market at a $9.68 statewide average market price on Tuesday to open the past week of trading, 23 cents over the previous week opening average.  The market rose 2 cents on Wednesday before entering […]