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26
Jul
2019
Arkansas corn market report for July 22-26, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market lost 8 cents over the weekend and continued lower each day of the past trading week (Figure 1).  Corn opened on Monday at a statewide average of $4.28, a decline of 19 cents from the previous week opening price.  The subsequent daily losses […]

26
Jul
2019
Rice Research Verification Program Update – July 26, 2019
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators In the south, Sheath blight levels are low in all fields as of now. The Jefferson County field is the only one sprayed for rice stink bugs (RSB) so far. Most fields are between the late boot to 50% heading stage.     In the north, Jackson, Lawrence and […]

26
Jul
2019
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Update – July 26, 2019
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, CGSRVP Coordinator Irrigation is back in full swing with the exception of the White County field that received 2.2 inches of rain. The irrigation started earlier this week at the Prairie County field may be the final irrigation with five more fields needing one possibly two more irrigations depending on rainfall.  Dr. Jason Kelley, […]

26
Jul
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – July 26, 2019
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators Only Ashley received any meaningful rainfall this past week, 2.06”, all others didn’t get any or only light amounts. Although corn earworms, as of yet, haven’t been an issue in program fields, there have been thousands of acres in south Arkansas that have been treated. I suspect […]

23
Jul
2019
Aug.1 is 2019 Rice College – Deadline to Register is July 28
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The 2019 Rice College is fast approaching on Thursday, Aug. 1. The deadline for registration is 10 pm on Sunday, July 28. Registration link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-arkansas-rice-college-registration-64992449165. Highlights include: Cultivar selection and new releases. Managing and preventing in-season nutrient deficiencies. Herbicide symptomology from PRE and POST herbicides. Weed control programs and herbicide tolerance. Disease identification and management. […]

23
Jul
2019
Rice Research Verification Program Update – July 19, 2019
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators In the south, the Jefferson County field is at the 75% heading stage and stink bugs reached threshold levels. Sheath blight is also building in several fields yet has not reached threshold levels. Rainfall amounts from Tropical Storm Barry range from 7.9” in Arkansas County to 5.6” […]

22
Jul
2019
Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 19, 2019
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator Fields received anywhere from 3.5” of rain to over 7.5” from the tropical storm.  Needless to say, we didn’t need irrigation.  We are using the growth stages from the fields that are nearing maturity and available soil moisture to see how much more water we will […]

22
Jul
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for July 15-19, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market experienced a “U” Week with a weekend loss where the market continued to spiral lower through the midweek before staging a strong Friday rally to recover almost all of its total weekly losses (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at $8.96, 28 cents over […]

22
Jul
2019
Arkansas corn market report for July 15-19, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A downward trending week for the Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market saw a slight recovery on Friday that partially recovered the losses (Figure 1).  New crop corn lost 13 cents over the weekend and opened on Monday at a statewide average of $4.47, still an increase of 12 […]

22
Jul
2019
When Can Corn Irrigation Be Terminated?
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist As we get to late July, many Arkansas corn growers are making decisions about irrigation termination.  Corn that was planted in March in south Arkansas is nearing black layer or at black layer now, while corn further north that was planted in March is a little further […]