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24
Apr
2019
Horseweed Making a Comeback……Again!
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Horseweed (marestail) has always been an issue at spring burndown prior to planting.  In the early 2000’s, it became a much bigger problem in the Southern US by developing resistance to glyphosate (Roundup).  Horseweed can germinate and grow in a wide range of temperatures; it commonly emerges in the […]

23
Apr
2019
May 1 – Last day to certify production for Market Facilitation Program (MFP)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy, hog, shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries producers who have been directly impacted by illegal retaliatory tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. The MFP application period closed on February 14, 2019. However, producers that applied by the February […]

22
Apr
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for April 15-19, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market had a short week as no Thursday or Friday reports were published by USDA-AMS prior to the Easter holiday.  Price rose 3 cents over the weekend prior to the past trading week before entering a sharp decline each subsequent trading day (Figure 1).  The market opened […]

22
Apr
2019
Arkansas corn market report for April 15-19, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market had a short trading week with no reports on Thursday and Friday.  Price rose 1 cent over the weekend and then moved slightly lower for the remainder of the short week (Figure 1).  Corn opened on Monday at $3.69, 1 cent over the […]

19
Apr
2019
Removing Poor Corn Stands for Replant
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist I am posting this within three days of the day I posted it last year.  To say the least the weather patterns the last couple of springs have not been conducive for early corn planting and achieving acceptable stands. Judging by the number of calls I have received this […]

18
Apr
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 4-18-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles The 8th Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here:  https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%204-18-19.pdf It includes information on progress, planting date studies, DD50 program, and rice markets.  This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the Arkansas Row Crops blog (http://arkansas-crops.com).

17
Apr
2019
It’s Past April 15th, Which Dicamba Formulation can I Spray?
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist I have fielded several questions over the last week about dicamba regulations and what the rules “mean” and what can be sprayed etc.  Most questions revolve around what is “legal to spray” after April 15th for pre-plant burndown, emerged corn, and Xtend soybean or cotton.  I will admit the […]

17
Apr
2019
Corn Stand Establishment Issues and Replant Considerations
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Sometimes a picture tells a story better than words like the 30 day precipitations map of the Mid-South shown below from March 16-April 16, 2019.  As you might expect many producers are struggling with getting corn planted while others are struggling to get a stand after heavy […]

17
Apr
2019
Importance of Inoculants in Peanut Production in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist and Peanut Specialist Peanut planting in the South-Central region and Arkansas typically begins in April when the soil temperatures at 4-in. deep are consistently above 65°F.  So, planting season is just around the corner for much of the South.  Each year there are a few fields with inoculation issues, which can […]

16
Apr
2019
Webinar Recording Available: U.S. Rice Exports Free Trade – Fair Trade
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics and Extension Agricultural Economist During last week’s webinar, Riceland Foods, Inc. Senior Vice President Terry Harris drew on his 43-years of experience in the global rice industry and discussed the challenges the U.S. rice industry faces selling rice in a world increasingly focused on food security, protectionism, and nationalism. […]