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4
May
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update – April 30, 2015
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

South Arkansas:   All nine verification fields have been planted. Eight of the nine fields have stand counts while the Jefferson County field was being planted today 4/30. Sunshine and warm weather finally has rice moving. Pre-emergence herbicides have been activated and continue to control grasses, sedges, broadleaves and aquatics. Post-emergence herbicide applications will start […]

4
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for April 27-May 1, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The weekend prior to this past trading week saw the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market gain 4 cents to produce a Monday opening statewide average of $9.81. Price rose through the first half of the week and flirted with the $10.00 level reaching a peak daily average of $9.97 on Wednesday. The promising opening was […]

1
May
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 5-1-2015
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 1, 2015                               No. 2015-10 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Planting Progress We’re off and running now.  This week should mark the largest jump in planted acreage of the year.  Weather this week and into next week should be perfect for making progress.  In fact, some have made so much progress that they’re already looking forward to […]

1
May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 1, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn planting is nearing completion with some producers indicating they are still going to be planting corn over the next week or so.  The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service April 27th crop progress report indicated that 81% of the corn had been […]

28
Apr
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for April 20-24, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 9 cent weekend gain in the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market pushed the Monday opening statewide average to $9.85. The promising opening quickly faded as price stayed within a 9 cent range for the remainder of the week, finishing on Friday at a statewide average of $9.77, just a single penny above the previous […]

25
Apr
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 4-25-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

April 25, 2015                              No. 2015-9 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Planting Progress Haven’t missed one yet.  This entire wet spring most conversations have ended on the same note – we’re due to miss a rain and when that happens it’ll be game on.  That just hasn’t really happened, particularly north of I-40.  In between showers the past […]

24
Apr
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – April 24, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn planting made a little progress this past week in parts of Northeast Arkansas, but there are still several acres that need to be planted.  The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service April 19th crop progress report indicated that 66% of the corn […]

23
Apr
2015
Whole Farm Budgets for Planning
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

The Whole Farm Budgets program is available for combined production of cotton, corn, soybeans, rice, sorghum, wheat and peanuts as a single farm unit. Worksheets in the interactive Excel file are available for users to select acreage, expected yield and price, as well as share of revenue for each crop. Financial results for combined crop […]

23
Apr
2015
Wheat Progress and Disease Update
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Wheat in Arkansas is progressing rapidly. The April 20th Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service Crop report indicated that 14% of the crop had headed compared to 4% last year and 37% for the 5-year average. Overall the cool weather this spring has delayed development, but I still feel like we are a few days further along […]

23
Apr
2015
Update on Scab Management for Arkansas Wheat
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

Fusarium head blight (scab) is a fungal disease of wheat that causes yield loss as well as grain quality issues.  Arkansas has been fortunate in past years that fusarium head blight has not been a widespread problem, although parts of Northeast Arkansas had problems with this disease last year, resulting in low yields and poor […]