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26
Jan
2015
Arkansas soybean market reports for January 19-23, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 crop AR cash soybeans market had another short trading week due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday. Trading began on Tuesday with a statewide average of $9.92 after having lost 11 cents over the extended weekend. Price held mostly steady through midweek before going into a decline to a Friday closing […]

22
Jan
2015
Make plans to attend the 2015 soil fertility workshop Feb. 19
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

The Arkansas Plant Food Association, in collaboration with The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture would like to invite you to participate in the 2015 Soil Fertility Workshop. The workshop will be held February 19 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart.  Topics will include a review of basic concepts, P and K […]

14
Jan
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 1-14-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

January 14, 2015                         No. 2015-2 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Final USDA Numbers As mentioned in the last update, the final USDA reports for 2014 were released this week.  For the 2014 season Arkansas accounts for over 50% of the total U.S. rice acreage and total production.  Only digging through numbers back to 2003, this is the […]

13
Jan
2015
Arkansas soybean market reports for Jan. 5-9. 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The first full trading week in the new year of 2014 crop AR cash soybeans began with a 40 cent weekend gain and opened on Monday with a statewide average of $10.51. Price then traded within a narrow, 12 cent price range throughout the week to a Friday closing level of $10.59, a 48 cent […]

13
Jan
2015
2015 Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

The 2015 version of Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts is now available here and under the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog.  Soybean Quick Facts provides information on growth and development, disease management, insects management, seeding, seed treatments, weed control, irrigation, fertility, and harvest for the 2014 soybean growing season.

9
Jan
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 1-9-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

January 9, 2015                           No. 2015-1 Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Winter Meeting Season Cold enough for everyone right now?  With the current cold here, winter precipitation is supposed to be on the way.  Makes it difficult to work in the shop, much less do anything in the field. With that in mind – county […]

8
Jan
2015
Six Farm Bill webinars scheduled during January
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The first in a series of Farm Bill webinars that will extend through March, each covering a different facet of law and its effects on farming in Arkansas, have been scheduled through the month of January. The webinars will be hosted by experts from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Farm […]

8
Jan
2015
USDA Reports
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

A number of major USDA reports will be released Monday January 12, 2015. Of particular interest will be the NASS Crop Production Annual which will provide the final U.S. crop production estimates for 2014.   The closely watched monthly World Ag Supply/Demand Estimates will be released as well. Monday, 1/12/2015   Much discussion has been centered […]

24
Dec
2014
Soybean Update now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

Hundreds of soybean varieties are commercially available to growers in Arkansas. Varietal performance, including yield, varies according to location, environmental adaptability to soils, maturity, lodging, height, disease and nematode resistance, and herbicide and chloride sensitivity. This information listed in the Soybean Update is largely derived from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Soybean Performance Trials and screening programs, and is provided as an aid in variety selection.  View the Soybean […]

22
Dec
2014
Arkansas soybean market reports for Dec. 15-19, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 crop AR cash soybean market began the past week of trading with an 8 cent weekend loss to open on Monday with a statewide average of $10.49. Price then moved narrowly lower throughout the week to a Friday closing level of $10.39, an 18 cent fall from the prior week closing mark (Figure […]