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8
Aug
2019
Arkansas corn market report for Aug. 5-9, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week ended early for the Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market as USDA-NASS announced on Wednesday that it would not be issuing the Arkansas Daily Grain Report on Thursday or Friday.  Price had risen 12 cents over the prior weekend, fallen 8 cents on Tuesday, and recovered […]

7
Aug
2019
Floret Discolorations May Be Seen in Rice With Blank Panicles
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist As rice plants get to maturity, different kinds of discolorations can be seen in some fields on glumes.  Discolorations are worse in glumes that are blank. Panicle blanking can be caused by different biotic and abiotic factors.  In some circumstances up to 5% grain blanking across a panicle can […]

6
Aug
2019
Arkansas soybean cash market prices for July 29-Aug. 2, 2019 and July monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market opened the past week of trading unchanged over the weekend.  Market price movement was consistently lower through the week before seeing a slight recovery on Friday (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at $8.72, 9 cents under the previous week opening day price.  Price fell a […]

6
Aug
2019
Arkansas corn market report for July 29-August 2, 2019 and July monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market held steady over the weekend, but then entered into a sharp decline that extended through Thursday before a nice recovery on Friday to end the trading week (Figure 1).  Corn opened on Monday at a statewide average of $4.16, unchanged from […]

5
Aug
2019
Rice Research Verification Program Update – Aug. 2, 2019
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators In the south, the Jefferson County field has ceased pumping water. Rice stink bugs (RSB) have increased and three fields have now been sprayed including Chicot, Jefferson and Arkansas. Fields range from boot to 100% heading. Positive stops for disease have been at low levels. In the […]

5
Aug
2019
Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Update – Aug. 2, 2019
Author: Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator

By Amanda Free, CRVSP Coordinator There are 15 Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Program fields in 2019. This year there is a wide variety of growth stages across the state as some areas had trouble finding a dry window long enough to get field operations done and planters into the field. Cotton ranges from as […]

5
Aug
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – Aug. 2, 2019
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators Most fields received some rain over the past week, a few didn’t. Most older fields received irrigation over the past week and are scheduled to receive another soon. Insect and disease pressure remains low but stink bug and corn earworm treatments are expected in the near future.  Refer […]

5
Aug
2019
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Update – Aug. 2, 2019
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, CGSRVP Coordinator Some fields across South Arkansas have had irrigation terminated for a few weeks and are very close to harvest with a little bit of harvest beginning this week.  The Prairie County Verification Field reached black layer on Tuesday (7-30).  The final irrigation for Jefferson County field was started on Tuesday.  Three other fields […]

2
Aug
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 8-2-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke The 22nd Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%208-2-19.pdf It includes information on crop progress and drain timing recommendations. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the Arkansas Row Crops blog (http://arkansas-crops.com).

2
Aug
2019
Pest Management and Weed Control Field Day Monday August 5, 2019 in Tillar, AR
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

There will be a local field day to discuss current weed control and pest management options in cotton, soybean and rice crops on Monday August 5, 2019. Anyone interested should meet at 4413 Hwy 277 N in Tillar, AR by 8:15 am. The field tour will start at 8:30 am with weed control and pest […]