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8
Mar
2017
Cotton Market Teleconference – March 10, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

Ag Market Network Teleconference: The next Ag Market Network Teleconference will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30 a.m CDT.  A panel of cotton experts will discuss global cotton production, crop conditions, domestic demand, exports, and government policy. The teleconference number is 1-712-775-7085 and the code to enter is 969119 to listen by […]

1
Mar
2017
Applicators: Required online training for applying Enlist Duo, Engenia, and Xtendimax herbicides now available
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Ples Spradley, Extension Pesticide Assessment Specialist The new, required online training program for all agricultural applicators that need to apply Enlist Duo, Engenia, or Xtendimax herbicides to Enlist or Xtend crops is up and running. You can currently access it by going to: http://courses.uaex.edu  You will have to create a courses.uaex.edu account if you have […]

28
Feb
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 2-28-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Feb. 28, 2017  No. 2017-01                www.uaex.edu/rice How Much Rice for 2017? My current prediction is 1.2 million acres of rice in Arkansas for 2017.  That’s probably more of a ceiling than a middle of the road prediction.  We’ll hit […]

28
Feb
2017
Rice blast-resistant varieties: The best defense is a good offense
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist As we prepare to start the forthcoming season, planting fields with appropriate varieties is key to managing rice blast disease.   Rice blast disease can be well managed by planting relatively resistant varieties in fields with a history of blast. Planting blast-susceptible varieties in blast-prone fields can result in severe […]

28
Feb
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Feb. 20-24, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market lost 6 cents over the extended Presidents’ Day weekend and moved generally lower through the remainder of the shortened trading week.  The market opened on Tuesday at a statewide average of $10.19, a decline of 26 cents from the previous Monday opening price.  The […]

24
Feb
2017
Requirements to purchase, apply Engenia dicamba herbicide
Author: Bob Scott, Professor & Extension Weed Scientist

By Bob Scott, Extension Weed Scientist This has been a confusing year in weed management and I’m hoping to help clear up some of the confusion about Engenia dicamba herbicide. There are separate requirements for purchasing and applying Engenia, which is a restricted use pesticide, or RUP. To purchase Engenia: You must have a current […]

20
Feb
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Feb. 13-17, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market lost 4 cents over the weekend and, despite a midweek recovery, moved generally lower for the week of trading.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $10.45, an advantage of 21 cents over the previous Monday opening price.  The market fell […]

16
Feb
2017
Wheat disease update: Stripe rust confirmed in seven counties
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist and Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist With the warm temperatures this winter and relatively little cold weather, it is not surprising that foliar diseases are being found.  As of today, stripe rust has been confirmed in seven counties across eastern Arkansas (see map below), but is […]

15
Feb
2017
February supply and demand for field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The February 2017 WASDE report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in expectations of low commodity prices for the upcoming 2017 crop year. Supplies have historical cycles, and low crop price projections are following corresponding trends of markets with excess supply. […]

13
Feb
2017
Sugarcane aphid-tolerant grain sorghum hybrids for Arkansas
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist The sugarcane aphid has quickly become the most troublesome pest of grain sorghum in Arkansas since its arrival in the state in 2014.  Producers have insecticide options for aphid control with Sivanto and Transform, but proper timing of insecticide treatments is made difficult by the rapid […]