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9
Apr
2020
Arkansas Crop Insurance Planting Dates
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Federal crop insurance rules include an “Early” or “Initial Planting Date” for most crops.  This refers to the date when insurance coverage begins. In Arkansas, it’s April 11 for grain sorghum and April 16 for soybeans. If a crop is planted before the “Initial Planting Date”, the cost for replanting any early planted acres won’t […]

9
Apr
2020
Row Crops Radio: Farming Through COVID-19
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

Listen to a special edition of the Row Crops Radio podcast as Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Extension rice agronomist, shares information to keep our agriculture workforce safe and productive during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://arkrowcropsradio.podbean.com/e/ep-011-staying-safe-on-the-farm-through-covid-19-4-7-20/ For additional farm resources, visit uaex.edu/covid19.

8
Apr
2020
Don’t lose corn yield to early weed pressure!
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Weed control in Arkansas corn production has become more and more difficult over the last several years with the onset of glyphosate-resistant pigweed, marestail, and ryegrass.  Each of these weeds if not controlled prior to planting can rob corn of yield potential. To make matters worse, pigweed populations have […]

8
Apr
2020
Soybean Producers, We Need Your Feedback!
Author: Trenton Roberts, Associate Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

By Trenton Roberts Soybean protein concentration has traditionally been considered to be about 40% of soybean grain. Protein concentration, however, has been in a steady decline over the past 30 years, and the average protein concentration across the U.S. is about 34%. The decline in protein concentration makes soybean grain less valuable as an animal […]

6
Apr
2020
Arkansas Soybean Market Report and Monthly Summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jeremy Ross, Assistant Professor/Extension Agronomist – Soybean The Arkansas 2019 Crop Soybean Cash Market posted modest gains over the weekend and into the early part of the week, but a sharp Wednesday downturn put the market into a decline that persisted through the Friday close (Figure 1).  The market […]

6
Apr
2020
Arkansas Corn Market Report and Monthly Summary for March 2020
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jason Kelley, Extension Agronomist – Wheat and Feed Grains The Arkansas No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market lost 5 cents over the weekend and carried the trend throughout the entire past trading week (Figure 1). The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.53, a decline of […]

3
Apr
2020
Arkansas Rice Update 4-3-20
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Tommy Butts The 3rd Arkansas Rice Update of 2020 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%204-3-20.pdf. It includes information on current conditions, preparing for illness on the farm, water-seeding rice, rice markets, and spray water quality testing. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the […]

31
Mar
2020
Arkansas Spray Water Quality Testing
Author: Tommy Butts, Weed Scientist

Spray water quality, specifically pH and hardness, can impact the efficacy of numerous pesticides. It has been shown that as water pH increases into more alkaline or basic conditions (pH greater than 7), pesticide active ingredients become less stable and therefore, less effective. Most fungicides are better suited to be applied in spray water that […]

30
Mar
2020
Arkansas Soybean Market Report for March 23 – 27, 2020
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jeremy Ross, Assistant Professor/Extension Agronomist – Soybean The Arkansas 2019 Crop Soybean Cash Market showed strength over the weekend that carried through the early part of the week, but retreated on Wednesday to a level that it held through the remaining trading days.  The market gained 23 cents over the […]

30
Mar
2020
Arkansas Corn Market Report for March 23 – 27, 2020
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jason Kelley, Extension Agronomist – Wheat and Feed Grains The Arkansas No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market was unchanged over the weekend and the lack of movement generally carried through the entire past week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.55, a decline of […]