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25
Aug
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for August 18-22, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past week of trading in old crop cash soybeans showed promise with a 6 cent gain, but price then moved lower to mid-week before making a weak recovery to end the week.  The Monday statewide average was $10.89 and represented the highest daily average price of the entire week.  Price fell to a weekly […]

25
Aug
2014
Rice research verification program update for August 25, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

The heat units have added up this past week and grain maturity is moving fast. There are nine out of fifteen fields now draining in the verification program. Those fields include Arkansas, Chicot, Desha, Lee, Lincoln, Lonoke, St. Francis, Lawrence, and Prairie County. Two fields are at 100% headed and four fields are at 100% […]

22
Aug
2014
Soybean research verification program update for August 22, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was more abundant across the southern SRVP fields this week. Irrigation continues to be top priority at this point in the program and we have terminated irrigation a few fields. Desha & Lafayette have reached R7, harvest should be soon. Overall, insect and disease pressure was light in the verification fields this week. County […]

22
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-22-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 22, 2014                         No. 2014-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress The heat is finally here.  And so is the humidity.  Fields that have been drained and are waiting on harvest are having a hard time dropping in moisture.  A few fields are actively being harvested, but it’s slow […]

22
Aug
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 22, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The Clay County corn verification field is the only field that hasn’t reached R6 (black Layer) yet.  The field was about 60% starch this week, and I recommended one more irrigation today then to terminate irrigation.  It is only about 200 […]

18
Aug
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for August 11-15, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 12 cent weekend decline led to daily declines through Wednesday in old crop cash soybeans before price stabilized for the remaining days of trading.  The Monday statewide average was $11.16 and price fell to a weekly low of $10.80 on Wednesday.  The stabilizing of market price led to a Friday statewide average of $10.83, […]

18
Aug
2014
Rice research verification program update for August 16, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

Some verification fields seem to be 7 days behind the DD-50’s. With that said there are three fields that are now draining which include Arkansas, Chicot and Prairie Counties that average 4.6 days ahead of the DD-50 drain date.  Five fields are at 100% headed, three fields at 100% heading and three fields at 50% […]

15
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-15-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 15, 2014                         No. 2014-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Harvest!  Actually received word of some rice in the state being cut this week.  Many more fields are being actively drained, and all signs point to the pace picking up.  Rain this weekend and early into next week […]

15
Aug
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 15, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The Arkansas and White County corn fields have reached R6 (black layer).  Clay County is at R5.3 or about 30% starch.  The field was irrigated on August 14, and I recommended irrigation next week on August 21.  We should be around […]

15
Aug
2014
Soybean research verification program update for August 15, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was more abundant across the southern SRVP fields this week. Irrigation continues to be top priority at this point in the program and we have terminated irrigation a few fields. Overall, insect and disease pressure was light in the verification fields this week; however we did reach treatment level for frogeye in the Prairie […]