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3
Feb
2016
Roundup Xtend approval: What does it mean for Arkansas producers?
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Monsanto announced Wednesday that Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean have gained import approval in China. This is long-awaited news for Arkansas producers, as seed for planting this technology has been available for at least a year now. Researchers at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have been […]

29
Jan
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for January 25-29 and monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 5 cent weekend gain would seem to have primed the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market for a stronger showing this past week, but traded within a 5 cent spread and ended just slightly higher for the week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.91.  […]

26
Jan
2016
New and updated recommendations for phosphorus fertilizer
Author: Nathan Slaton, Professor & Director of Soil Testing

By Nathan Slaton, Professor and Trenton Roberts, Assistant Professor – Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Phosphorus fertilizer recommendations for rice and soybean were revised in December 2015 based on soil-test information and rice and soybean yield response results from nearly 150 phosphorus (P) fertilization trials.  The old and new soil-test level definitions are shown in […]

25
Jan
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Jan. 18-22, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market had an extended weekend due to the Martin Luther King holiday on the past Monday.  The extra day off allowed a 5 cent improvement over the weekend and the market opened on Tuesday at a statewide average of $8.92.  Price fell sharply by […]

21
Jan
2016
Extension risk management education: new resources available
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Another year of low crop prices is projected to have 2016 revenue less than sufficient to cover production costs. The current financial situation calls for producers to consider all aspects of risk management as profit margins are decreased from normal levels. Input costs for fertilizer and fuel have declined slightly […]

21
Jan
2016
Supply and demand for corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat – January 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with […]

19
Jan
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Jan. 11-15, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market slipped 4 cents over the past weekend before regaining traction to post a solid gain for the trading week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.69 and posted higher quotes through Thursday before declining slightly on Friday.  The closing […]

13
Jan
2016
SoyMAP soybean variety decision support software now available
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Larry Purcell, Crop Physiologist, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville A 3-year experiment across six states supported jointly by the Mid-South Soybean Board and the United Soybean Board evaluated the response of maturity group (MG) 3 to 6 soybean cultivars to planting dates under irrigated conditions. Results from this experiment […]

11
Jan
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for January 4-8, 2016 and month and year-end summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market traded slightly higher over the first full trading week of 2016.  An 18 cent loss over the extended New Year’s Day weekend was reversed with gains for most of the week.  Trading opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.63 and posted […]

7
Jan
2016
2015 soybean variety cross reference guide now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist The 2015 Cross Reference Guide for Common Soybean Varieties (pdf linked to text, and also available by clicking on the Publications tab of arkansascrops.com), lists varieties that are genetically the same but sold by different companies.  It’s important to note, two varieties that are genetically the same may not perform the same side […]