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9
Sep
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 9, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators The season is winding down quickly as another field had irrigation terminated and two more will irrigate for the last time this weekend. Flipping the calendar page to September has really sped maturation up.  Several fields should be harvested in the next week.  None […]

7
Sep
2016
2016 Cotton production update: Harvest approaching
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist We are quickly approaching the finish line with this cotton crop.  It is amazing that many of our fields with a good number of open bolls still have a very active and dark green appearance.  This is most likely a result of good soil moisture and sufficient fertility to […]

3
Sep
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market lost 5 cents over the weekend and entered a steady, daily decline that extended throughout the week before finally ending on Friday with a very modest upturn.  The market opened on Monday at $10.14, a 47 cent lower price than the previous Monday.  […]

3
Sep
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 2, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Irrigation was terminated on three more fields this past week. Rainfall was scattered. Jefferson was harvested and like most fields that were mature during heavy rain the week of August 15, damage % is high. Drew 2 and Phillips 1 were both at treatment […]

2
Sep
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 9-2-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Sept. 2, 2016  No. 2016-25                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I thought it’d a been bigger than this.”  That’s what Uncle Vercy Ledbetter said the first time he saw the ocean (his sons and Jerry Clower took him if you don’t […]

26
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-26-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles August 26, 2016  No. 2016-24                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress It’s a story of the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ in Arkansas rice at the moment.  You’re either fortunate enough to escape flooding damaging your rice crop, or you’re not.  You’re […]

26
Aug
2016
Arkansas soybean cash market report for Aug. 22-26, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 13 cent weekend gain in the old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market was wiped away during the past week as price fell each trading day.  The market opened on Monday at $10.61, a full 10 cents above the previous Monday, but closed on Friday at a statewide average of […]

26
Aug
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 26, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators All fields received surplus rainfall the past couple weeks. Older fields that were R6 or later all have some sprouting in the pods. Initial estimate is 5-7% sprouted. Insects remain at low levels, while diseases have flared, as would be expected given last week’s ideal environmental conditions. […]

25
Aug
2016
Target spot of cotton: Considerations for using a fungicide
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist There have been widespread reports of target spot (TS) on cotton across multiple cotton cultivars along the MS delta region in Arkansas.  Target spots causes the lower leaves in the canopy to defoliate and the percentage of defoliation in some field range from 10 to 75%.  Although there were […]

24
Aug
2016
Supply and Demand for Field Crops – August 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 […]