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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 - Risk Management

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.  […]

28
Mar
2013
Prospective Plantings report: Ark cotton, rice acres down
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Arkansas’ cotton acres were expected to plummet, and rice acres to shrink slightly in 2013, but winter wheat and corn would expand, according to the “Prospective Plantings” report issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report indicated what producers’ intentions for their farmland were when they were asked in early March.  “Given the […]

9
Apr
2012
Late Season Foliar Disease Management in Wheat
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Commentary from Dr. Gene Milus on wheat foliar diseases The combination of adult-plant resistance, fungicides, and warm, dry weather has slowed stripe rust development during the past two weeks. However, favorable temperatures for stripe rust are forecast for the next week or so, and stripe rust likely will increase in fields of susceptible (Progeny 117, […]