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5
Jun
2018
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – June 1, 2018
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was spotty this past week ranging from zero at fields in southwest Arkansas to 1.5” at Desha 2.  Last of the fields should be planted next week if weather cooperates. With forecast over the next several days of heat and no rain, several […]

5
Jun
2018
June 7 Webinar: What’s the Buzz About Drones
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics Join us Thursday June 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada) for our next Food and Agribusiness Webinar with Dr. Jim Robbins, Professor and Extension Horticulture and Drone Specialist, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture to discuss drone use in agriculture.  This […]

5
Jun
2018
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Update for June 1, 2018
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator Most of the Corn Research Verification Program Fields are quickly approaching irrigation time and second irrigation for a couple of older fields.  The two Grain Sorghum Verification fields are laid by and growing well.  This has been the week of most significant and rapid […]

5
Jun
2018
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 4, 2018
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators In the south, the fields with permanent flood are Arkansas, Chicot, Desha, and Lonoke Counties. Lee, Jefferson, and Clark Counties are scheduled for herbicide applications then fertilizer followed by permanent flood. The Lincoln Co. (continuous rice) field has multiple resistant weed species prevalent. The […]

5
Jun
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for May 28-June 1 and May summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading in the Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market was shortened by the Memorial Day holiday on Monday.  Trading opened on Tuesday at a statewide average of $10.21, 6 cents above the previous Monday opening price, but representing an 11 cent decline over the extended weekend. Price […]

2
Jun
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 6-1-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke & Chris Henry June 1, 2018  No. 2018-14                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress This is always a fun time of year in the rice world.  It hasn’t been without its difficulties, but getting rice to permanent flood is always a victory.  Weed control hasn’t been […]

31
May
2018
Rice Research Verification Program Update – May 28, 2018
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators The southern fields which have the permanent flood established are Chicot, Desha & Arkansas.  These fields were flooded at the earliest dates according to the DD-50.  Minimal rice water weevil (RWW) damage has been observed.  Those fields that are being sprayed, fertilized, and headed […]

31
May
2018
Arkansas Cotton Update – May 30, 2018
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist The Horse is Eyeing the Gate! Overview When planting conditions finally became favorable the last few days of April, they stayed that way. One of the television weather persons from Little Rock indicated that the high temperatures every day in May had exceeded the average for that date.  Our cotton […]

29
May
2018
Row Crop Scouting School – Jonesboro, AR, June 7
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A pest scouting school focusing on insects and diseases in cotton, corn, soybean, rice and grain sorghum will be conducted at the Craighead County Cooperative Extension Service Office in Jonesboro, AR on June 7. The program will start at 8:00 AM. Identification of insects and their damage will be covered, along with scouting techniques and […]

29
May
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for May 21-25, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market gained 26 cents over the past weekend and steadily added on more gains throughout the week.  The market opened trading on Monday at a statewide average of $10.15, 8 cents over the previous Monday opening price.  Price climbed higher four of the five […]