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24
Apr
2017
Considerations for Using Starter N Fertilizers in Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist, and Trent Roberts, Extension Soil Fertility With so much rice planted early and much of it emerging, the questions turn to “starter” nitrogen (N) fertilizers. Most often we’re talking about ammonium sulfate (AMS), but sometimes it’s diammonium phosphate (DAP), or a blend of those with urea. For simplicity we’ll focus […]

24
Apr
2017
Arkansas Soybean Market Report for April 17-21, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Statewide weekly average price for the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market continued its struggle to hold steady after suffering declines in four of the past five weeks.  The statewide average lost 1 cent over the weekend to open on Monday at $9.37, a 13 cent lower level than the previous […]

24
Apr
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for April 21, 2017
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coodinators The 2017 SRVP got off to an earlier start as compared to the past few years with 8 fields planted and several more waiting to dry from this week’s rain. Emergence has taken longer and been a little weak from cool weather the last […]

21
Apr
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 4-21-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz April 21, 2017  No. 2017-05                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Rice planting progress is likely up around 80-85% this week.  This is near record progress behind only 2012.  Luckily conditions seem very reminiscent of 2012 which turned out to be […]

17
Apr
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for April 10-14, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market held steady over the weekend to open the past week of trading.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.24, an increase of 7 cents from the prior week opening price that broke four straight weeks of opening declines.  The market […]

17
Apr
2017
Market Outlook with Supply and Demand for Field Crops – April 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The April 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. […]

14
Apr
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 4-14-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Jason Norsworthy April 14, 2017  No. 2017-04                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Rice planting has been rocking and rolling as much of the state missed predicted rainfall this week.  We could end up close to 60% planted by the […]

10
Apr
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for April 3-7, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist An 11 cent weekend loss in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market was partially recovered during the trading week, but the market still finished slightly lower overall.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.17, a decline of 39 cents from the prior week opening price.  The […]

8
Apr
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 4-8-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Bob Scott April 8, 2017  No. 2017-03                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Through today Arkansas has around 30% of rice acres planted throughout the state.  The warm, windy conditions are drying out many locations that have been unable to make progress until […]

3
Apr
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for March 27-31 and monthly summary
Author: Kim Rowe, Program Associate

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market lost 4 cents over the past weekend and had continued lower throughout the entire week of trading.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.56, a decline of 29 cents from the prior week opening price.  The market lost a fraction […]