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26
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-26-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 26, 2015                             No. 2015-18 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress It’s been a long, hot week for much of the state with little rainfall since last weekend.  That is expected to change tonight with heavy thunderstorms on the way for the eastern half of Arkansas.  Those […]

26
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 26, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) This week has been the warmest of the year across much of the state with highs in the mid-to upper 90s’.  One Little Rock meteorologist mentioned that one day earlier this week was the warmest since September 2013, which puts things […]

26
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update for June 26, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

The verification fields that have been planted vary from VE to R5 growth stages. Rainfall amounts were all over the board it ranged from 2.15” to 0.1”. Weed control is the biggest priority in the north, while irrigation is still a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Insect and disease pressure […]

23
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 15-19, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost 4 cents over the weekend and opened the past week of trading on Monday at a statewide average price of $9.42, a decline of 5 cents from the previous trading week.  Old crop price proceeded to take a steady, upward climb that extended through Thursday before weakening slightly […]

22
Jun
2015
Arkansas farms stressed by low prices
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Capital intensive agriculture is characterized by large dollar values for expenses and returns, but the returns for the investment as determined by the return on assets is only moderate. Without payments from PLC and ARC during periods of commodity prices significantly less than equilibrium prices, farm failures would have ripple effects leading to failures of […]

22
Jun
2015
Sugarcane aphid distribution in Arkansas as of June 20, 2015
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

Sugarcane aphid has been confirmed in grain sorghum in the following Arkansas counties so far in 2015: Chicot, Desha, and Ashley. This map will be updated weekly as the aphid continues to spread. In areas where sugarcane aphid has been found, sorghum needs to be scouted regularly, as this insect reproduces very rapidly and can […]

19
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-19-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 19, 2015                             No. 2015-17 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Much needed rain has hit a large part of eastern Arkansas over the last two days.  However, southeastern Arkansas is still hoping for some irrigation-saving rain.  The extended forecast is calling for highs in the low-to-mid 90s and lows […]

19
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update for June 19, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

We got three more fields in the north and one more in the south planted this week. The verification fields that have been planted vary from VE to R4 growth stages. Irrigation has become a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Insect and disease pressure are not an issue at this […]

19
Jun
2015
Rice leaf blast now reported in four Arkansas counties
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

— and Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist The concerns for blast disease have increased the last three years with wet and cold early spring conditions and as planting dates have been pushed later. This year southern Louisiana has reported blast early in the season, Texas reported in three counties, and Arkansas has reported in four counties (Desha, […]

19
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 19, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Most producers in the delta have been irrigating corn this week.  Most fields in south Arkansas have had at least one watering, while parts of central and northeast Arkansas were getting the first irrigation and some are still getting ready to […]