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27
Sep
2017
Residue Burning in Field Crops
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Trent Roberts, Soil Fertility Specialist and Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist Benefits of Residue Burning Crop residue burning is an inexpensive and effective method to remove excessive residue to facilitate timely planting and to control pests and weeds.  Mechanical residue management, such as disking and tilling, to achieve soil incorporation of residues is another […]

20
Sep
2017
2018 Wheat Budgets Available
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The University of Arkansas’ 2018 wheat budgets are available.  A pdf or “hard copy” version can be downloaded at this link:    Crop Production Budgets for Farm Planning  See page 38 for a detailed wheat budget. An Excel spreadsheet version of the wheat budget is also available:   2017-18 Wheat budget As production costs and commodity prices […]

24
Sep
2015
September 30 is Wheat Crop Insurance Deadline
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced last week the 2016 crop year projected price for Yield Protection, Area Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, Area Revenue Protection, Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion and Area Revenue Protection – Harvest Price Exclusion plans of insurance. The projected price for 2016 soft red winter wheat was $5.04 per bushel. […]

23
Apr
2015
Wheat Progress and Disease Update
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Wheat in Arkansas is progressing rapidly. The April 20th Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service Crop report indicated that 14% of the crop had headed compared to 4% last year and 37% for the 5-year average. Overall the cool weather this spring has delayed development, but I still feel like we are a few days further along […]

20
Mar
2015
Struggles with Topdressing Nitrogen to Wheat
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Wheat Topdressing Struggles It has been a struggle to get topdress nitrogen applied to wheat this winter to say the least. If the first application of nitrogen was not applied in late January or early February, chances are most have not been able to apply any nitrogen yet or the little nitrogen that has been […]

10
Oct
2014
Tips for Increasing Wheat Profitability in 2015
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

October is finally here and many producers are finish or making headway on harvesting, soybean, rice, corn, grain sorghum, and cotton. The month of September was dry for most areas of the state, but recent rains over the last week have improved soil moisture conditions and weather forecasts are indicating more rain is on the […]

25
Oct
2013
Crop Budgeting for 2014 Wheat
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

This fall there are two key economic issues to consider in wheat production: lower grain prices and fertilizer costs. A  year ago, July ’13 wheat futures traded at $8.67.   Today, July ’14 wheat trades at $7.04.  The decline in wheat prices over the past year equates to about $98 per acre on an average 60 […]

17
Sep
2013
September 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of September 17, 2013.  This information is subject to change as further updates are released each month.  The final report for the year will be released in January, including final harvest acreage information.

19
Aug
2013
August 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of August 15, 2013.  This information is subject to change as further updates are released each month.  The final report for the year will be released in January, including final harvested acreage information.

19
Apr
2013
Wheat Freeze Damage Potential
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

I’ve gotten several calls over the last day or so about possible freeze damage for Saturday morning.  The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for much of central and northeast Arkansas for the early morning hours of Saturday morning, with most forecasts calling for temperatures dropping to the mid 30’s, but above freezing.  […]