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16
May
2016
Crop pest scouting schools set for May 24 in McGehee and May 25 in Jonesboro
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Crop pest scouting schools will be conducted on May 24 (McGehee) and May 25 (Jonesboro), 2016.  This year we have added sections on plant diseases.  The schools are classroom setting, providing information on identification and scouting techniques for insect and disease pests of cotton, soybean, rice, corn and grain […]

16
May
2016
It’s time to put out southwestern corn borer traps
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator There was a significant increase in the number of acres of non-Bt corn planted in Arkansas last year, and it looks like this year is going to be similar.  Southwestern corn borer is one of the more destructive pests of non-Bt corn hybrids.  We generally see emergence of adult […]

16
May
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – May 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 reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with […]

16
May
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for May 13, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Four more fields were planted (Ashley, Drew 2, Lee, and Phillips 1) over the past week to bring the total to 12 out of 15 now planted. Hopefully remaining fields get planted soon. Jefferson county was the first to flower. Rainfall amounts ranged from zero at several […]

14
May
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 5-14-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Bob Scott May 14, 2016  No. 2016-09                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Outlook / Progress So much rice…  I’ve been projecting 1.6 million acres of rice for the state but it’s probably safe to go ahead and start saying at […]

12
May
2016
Section 18 for use of Transform on grain sorghum for control of sugarcane aphid granted
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The Arkansas State Plant Board was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of Transform WG Insecticide to control Sugarcane Aphid in Sorghum.  Click here for Section 18 Notice of Exemption, Exemption Label, and form to report applications under the exemption. Specifics on the Section 18 that can be found on […]

12
May
2016
Sugarcane aphid in 2016: Make your game plan now
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Last week, we found very small colonies of sugarcane aphid in johnsongrass in Ashley County. This is similar to the limited population development that was occurring at this time of the year in 2015. While we have not yet found them further north this season (and there have been no […]

12
May
2016
EPA posting a 15-day comment period on Section 18 for Transform on cotton
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The Section 18 for the use of Transform (sulfoxaflor) use in cotton in the states of AR, MS and TN will have a 15 day comment period ending May 20, 2016. The link to post a comment is: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/05/05/2016-10584/emergency-exemptions-applications-sulfoxaflor?utm_campaign=pi+subscription+mailing+list&utm_medium=email&utm_source=federalregister.gov I know everyone is busy this time of year and it’s […]

11
May
2016
Rice Research Verification Program update for May 9, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinators South Arkansas: Eight out of the nine RRVP fields in the south are planted and those emerged have excellent stand counts. More rain this past week was the topic of discussion with amounts ranging from 3.75’ in Lee and Monroe Counties to 2.75 in Desha […]

9
May
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for May 2-6, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 17 cent gain over the weekend put the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market opening on Monday at $10.29, but price dropped on Tuesday and stabilized Wednesday before falling sharply again on Thursday.  The market finally saw an upturn on Friday to end the week at $10.15, an overall […]