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30
Aug
2019
Market Facilitation Program (MFP) Sign-Up
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Signup is underway for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). The sign-up period runs through Dec. 6. MFP payments will be made to producers of certain non-specialty and specialty crops as well as dairy and hog producers. Non-Specialty Crops MFP payments will be made to producers of alfalfa hay, barley, canola, corn, crambe, dried beans, dry […]

30
Aug
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 30, 2019
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators All fields received rain, although some were very little. Four fields have had irrigation terminated or will receive final irrigations this week. Insects are continuing to pop up as a couple more fields were sprayed this week. Diseases continue to remain a non-issue. Refer to pdf below […]

29
Aug
2019
Sooty mold in rice is not kernel smut
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist and Jarrod Hardke, Rice Agronomist When harvest is delayed due to rain or other circumstances, one of the common phenomenon in fields that received higher rates of nitrogen fertilization is invasion by sooty mold. Lodged rice can be more affected. Sooty mold is caused by several fungi that are collectively referred to as “sooty molds”.  These molds are opportunistic […]

26
Aug
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for August 19-23, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market opened the past week poorly with a 13 cent weekend loss, but the market then climbed higher until midweek.  These early week gains were then completely lost as the market declined throughout the last half of the week before closing trading on Friday at a […]

26
Aug
2019
Arkansas corn market report for August 19-23, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Initial weakness in the Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market was followed by generally steady trading through the remainder of the past week (Figure 1).  Price fell 7 cents over the weekend and opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.58, a decline of 24 cents from the […]

26
Aug
2019
Rice Research Verification Program Update – August 23, 2019
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, RRVP Coordinators In the south, the Jefferson County field has been harvested. Several fields are draining. The Desha County field reached threshold on rice stink bugs (RSB). Disease pressure continues to be a non-issue in late rice.            In the north, Randolph is mature and drying to harvest moisture. Lawrence […]

23
Aug
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 8-23-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Drs. Jarrod Hardke, Nick Bateman, Tom Barber, & Tommy Butts The 25th Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%208-23-19.pdf It includes information on harvest progress, drain timing, application timing for rice stink bug in late rice, and residuals for weed control on PP ground . This information will also be posted to the […]

23
Aug
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 23, 2019
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators Most northern field received some rain this past week but Jefferson was the only southern field to get any. Stink bugs, including some red banded, reached threshold in Miller. Heligen applications are holding earworm populations down. Some diseases are beginning to appear very low in the canopy. […]

22
Aug
2019
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Update – August 22, 2019
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, CGSRVP Coordinator The Monroe and White County Fields have reached irrigation termination this week, and the Mississippi County Field has reached black layer.  The harvest of the Prairie County field is very close while it will probably be over a week before another Corn Verification Field is harvested.  For field-specific information, please view […]

19
Aug
2019
Cotton Research/Sustainability Verification Program Update – August 19, 2019
Author: Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator

By Amanda Free, CRSVP 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. All fields within the […]