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21
Mar
2017
Trying to Plant Rice Now? Things to Consider
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist First look at the forecast (Figure below).  If you plant rice throughout the rest of this week it’s either going to sit there while it rains for two weeks solid; or worse it’s going to make it out of the ground during this period and be exposed to a […]

20
Mar
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for March 13-17, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A modest 1 cent gain over the weekend led the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market into a week of trading that saw price remain steady to slightly lower.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.91, a decline of 28 cents from the prior week opening price.  […]

16
Mar
2017
Arkansas Wheat Freeze Update
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist I wanted to give you a quick wheat freeze update.  Very cold temperatures were recorded over eastern Arkansas and particularly Northeast Arkansas during the night and early morning hours of March 14/15th this week.  Much of Northeast Arkansas had 10-12 hours of temperatures below freezing, but […]

13
Mar
2017
Wheat update: Watch for freeze damage in the coming days
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Despite the cool temperatures so far in March, the Arkansas wheat crop is still running ahead of schedule.  Late last week I was at my plots at Marianna and saw a large difference in growth stages between early and late maturing varieties (see photos below).  This would […]

13
Mar
2017
Market outlook with supply and demand for field crops – March 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The March 2017 WASDE report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in expectations of low commodity prices for the upcoming 2017 crop year. Supplies have historical cycles, and low crop price projections are following corresponding trends of markets with excess supply. […]

10
Mar
2017
Arkansas soybean market reports for Feb. 27 – March 10, 2017 and Feb. summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Feb. 27-March 3, 2017 markets and February summary:  The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market lost 2 cents over the past weekend, but an early week of gains carried the market higher and most of the gains were held through the remainder of the trading week.  The market opened on Monday […]

8
Mar
2017
Cotton Market Teleconference – March 10, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

Ag Market Network Teleconference: The next Ag Market Network Teleconference will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30 a.m CDT.  A panel of cotton experts will discuss global cotton production, crop conditions, domestic demand, exports, and government policy. The teleconference number is 1-712-775-7085 and the code to enter is 969119 to listen by […]

1
Mar
2017
Applicators: Required online training for applying Enlist Duo, Engenia, and Xtendimax herbicides now available
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Ples Spradley, Extension Pesticide Assessment Specialist The new, required online training program for all agricultural applicators that need to apply Enlist Duo, Engenia, or Xtendimax herbicides to Enlist or Xtend crops is up and running. You can currently access it by going to: http://courses.uaex.edu  You will have to create a courses.uaex.edu account if you have […]

28
Feb
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 2-28-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Feb. 28, 2017  No. 2017-01                www.uaex.edu/rice How Much Rice for 2017? My current prediction is 1.2 million acres of rice in Arkansas for 2017.  That’s probably more of a ceiling than a middle of the road prediction.  We’ll hit […]

28
Feb
2017
Rice blast-resistant varieties: The best defense is a good offense
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist As we prepare to start the forthcoming season, planting fields with appropriate varieties is key to managing rice blast disease.   Rice blast disease can be well managed by planting relatively resistant varieties in fields with a history of blast. Planting blast-susceptible varieties in blast-prone fields can result in severe […]