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22
Nov
2017
Arkansas soybean market reports for Nov. 15-24, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A short marketing week is reported for the Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Market as trading observes Wednesday through Friday for Thanksgiving holidays.  Little movement was seen over the past weekend as old crop beans fell 1 cent and opened on Monday at $9.65, still 20 cents above the previous Monday […]

20
Nov
2017
Field Performance of Selected Soybean Varieties in a Southern Root-knot Nematode Infested Field
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist; and Michael Emerson, Plant Pathology Program Associate The southern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) is the most important yield-limiting plant-pathogenic nematode that affects soybean production in the mid-South.  It is found in nearly all soybean producing counties in Arkansas and can cause significant (>50%) yield loss when the wrong soybean […]

17
Nov
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Nov. 13-17, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Over the extended weekend for Veterans Day holiday, the Arkansas 2017 New Crop Soybean Market suffered a 5 cent weekend loss and opened on the past Monday at $9.45, an 11 cent decline from the previous Monday opening price.  The market moved 6 cents lower on Tuesday before establishing an […]

14
Nov
2017
Final 2017 Soybean Research Verification Program Update
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields have now been harvested. Verification Program fields averaged 62.4 bushels/acre overall, with 65 average bushels/acre for irrigated fields and 52.8 average bushels/acre for non-irrigated fields. Refer to table below for field specific information. 11-14-17 SRVP Final Update

10
Nov
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Nov. 6-10, 2017 and October monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 New Crop Soybean Market posted an 11 cent weekend gain to start the past week before losing strength and eventually moving lower.  The market opened trading on the past Monday at $9.56, a 16 cent improvement over from the previous Monday opening price.  The market posted gains […]

7
Nov
2017
Nov. 16 Webinar: Gene Editing Technology & New Opportunities for Plant Breeding
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics Webinar Date and Time: November 16, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) Description: This webinar will provide an overview of new gene editing techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 and their potential impact on the future of rice and plant breeding.  Gene editing offers greater precision and speed compared to […]

6
Nov
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress for Week Ending Nov. 5, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For the week ending November 5, USDA reported Arkansas’ soybean harvest to be 94% complete, up from 89% last week.  The 5-year average for the week is 89% harvested.  In October, USDA estimated Arkansas would harvest 3.5 million acres of soybeans with a record state average yield of 51 bushels per acre.  USDA’s Crop Production […]

6
Nov
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 New Crop Soybean Market gained 1 cent over the weekend and opened trading on the past Monday at $9.40, a 7 cent decline from the previous Monday opening price.  The market posted gains each succeeding day of the week before suffering a sharp loss on Friday.  The […]

31
Oct
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Final Update – October 27, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields are harvested and yields are calculated. Program fields in the south had a yield average of 196 bushels/acre while those in the north averaged 176 bushels/acre for a combined yield average of 186 bushels/acre. This is a 20 bushel increase over the […]

31
Oct
2017
Rice market webinar recording now available
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics The recording of the Oct. 26, 2017 webinar U.S. Rice Market Faces Tighter Supplies and Higher Prices in 2017/18 with Nathan Childs, Agricultural Economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service, is now available.  Childs explains the reasons behind and implications of the expected decline in U.S. rice supplies in 2017/18 […]