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1
Aug
2018
Spider Mites in Cotton – Control Options
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

We’re seeing quite a few fields with spider mites. Some at pretty high levels. Many fields have been treated for plant bugs and/or bollworms several times, so beneficial insect populations have pretty much been knocked out. This has caused spider mite populations to increase in the absence of their natural enemies. Our recommended treatment level […]

31
Jul
2018
Tobacco Budworm Trap Catches 7-27-2018
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

Tobacco budworm trap catches by county are reported below. Ashley Budworm 7-27 Clay Budworm 7-27 Drew Budworm 7-27 Jackson Budworm 7-27 Poinsett Budworm 7-27 “This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27279/project accession no. 1013890] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.”

31
Jul
2018
Bollworm Trap Catches 7-27-2018
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

Bollworm trap catches by county are shown in the links below. Arkansas Bollworm 7-27 Ashley Bollworm 7-27 Clay Bollworm 7-27 Conway Perry Faulkner Bollworm 7-27 Craighead Bollworm 7-27 Crittenden Bollworm 7-27 Drew Bollworm 7-27 Greene Bollworm 7-27 Jackson Bollworm 7-27 Jefferson Bollworm 7-27 Lawrence Bollworm 7-27 Lee Bollworm 7-27 Mississippi Bollworm 7-27 Monroe Bollworm 7-27 […]

30
Jul
2018
Rice Field Day is this Friday, Aug. 3
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

2018 Rice Field Day – Friday, Aug. 3 University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Rice Research & Extension Center The 2018 Rice Field Day will be held this Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at the Rice Research & Extension Center near Stuttgart (see Flyer). Field tours begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by a short indoor […]

30
Jul
2018
USDA Opens Election Period for Seed Cotton Program
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The USDA announced the signup period for the Seed Cotton Program today.  Signup will begin July 30th and end on Dec. 7, 2018. In accordance with changes to ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, farm owners with generic base acres* and recent planting history […]

30
Jul
2018
Aug. 2 Webinar: Trade Disputes, Farm Trade Relief and the Farm Bill
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics Join us as we host Dr. Pat Westhoff on Thursday, August 2 at 3 p.m. CST as he presents, Trade Disputes, Farm Trade Relief and the Farm Bill.  As Congress considers a new farm bill, trade disputes have had a negative impact on prices for soybeans and other agricultural […]

30
Jul
2018
Arkansas soybean market prices for July 23-27, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market gained 2 cents over the weekend and continued to add gains throughout the past week (Figure 1).  The statewide average opening price on Monday was $8.35, a 15 cent increase from the previous Monday opening.  The market closed on Friday at $8.63, an overall weekly gain of 30 […]

30
Jul
2018
Cotton Research Verification Program/Sustainability Update – July 28, 2018
Author: Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Program/Sustainability Coordinator There are 12 Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Program fields in 2018. All fields within the Cotton Verification Program are looking good. Seven of the Verification fields have now reached Cutout. All other fields range from NAWF 5.15 to 6.27. All other fields are expected to reach […]

30
Jul
2018
Rice Research Verification Program Update – July 27, 2018
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators In the south, the rains and clouds have moved out and have put the brakes on sheath blight movement.    Stink bugs have dispersed and numbers have remained below threshold levels this week.  There have been no fungicide or insecticide applications needed this past week. […]

27
Jul
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 7-27-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke & Yeshi Wamishe July 27, 2018  No. 2018-22                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “Pretty good.  Not bad.  I can’t complain.  But actually, everything is just about the same.”  We’re holding steady as another week goes by and rice rolls along.  Scattered rains over the past […]