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18
Aug
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for August 14-18, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market suffered an 8 cent weekend loss that continued through Tuesday before the market turned around and finished strong over the final two trading days to end the short week.  The weekend loss placed the Monday opening statewide average at $9.40, a 31 cent fall […]

18
Aug
2017
Cotton cutout: Heat unit accumulation as of August 18, 2017
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Sustainability Coordinator; and Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain in the season. […]

18
Aug
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 18, 2017
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall for the past week ranged from .45” in Crittenden to 4.25 in Washington. Early planted fields in south Arkansas are nearing harvest if weather would cooperate, while majority of fields across the state are closing in on irrigation termination. No program fields were […]

16
Aug
2017
UPDATED: Latest possible cutout date and heat unit-based termination guidelines for cotton
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Sustainability Coordinator; and Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain in the season. […]

15
Aug
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update – August 11, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  More rain has fallen today with chances in the forecast for early next week hindering the harvest.  Prairie, Lincoln and Lafayette Counties should be harvested sometime next week weather permitting.  Arkansas County reached threshold levels for stink bugs and sprayed this past […]

14
Aug
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for August 11, 2017
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields got in on rainfall this past week ranging from .15” at Pulaski and Lonoke to 3.16” at Crawford. Phillips and Cross were treated for insects this past week. Diseases continue to remain a low levels with no fields treated. Temperatures over the […]

14
Aug
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for August 7-11, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 14 cent weekend gain in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market was held through most of the week before a sharp decline on Thursday in response to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report sharply lower market price.  The market stabilized to end the week.  Trading […]

11
Aug
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 8-11-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles August 11, 2017  No. 2017-21                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I’m no stranger to the rain…”  This is getting out of hand.  While much of the state has missed recent forecast rainy weather, it seems most caught it today.  Most do […]

10
Aug
2017
Whole farm analysis with crop enterprise budgets – August 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Whole farm budget analysis is an extended application of crop enterprise budget methodology. Crop enterprise budgets with per acre costs and returns are expanded to a whole farm analysis by applying county-level aggregate yield data to represent a case study farm. Results for the case study farm with 2,800 acres […]

9
Aug
2017
Late-season rain exacerbates pathogens and saprophytes on rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist According to Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist, over 70% of Arkansas rice is headed, most in the southern Arkansas. Of these fields, most are ready for harvest or close to it. However, the rain has moved in and it appears will continue for several days. False smut: With […]