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27
Jul
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update – June 21, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Prairie County, the earliest planted field is at soft to mid dough stage.  Lincoln and Lafayette are at milk to soft dough stage.  Those fields ranging from 50-75% heading are Clark, Desha and Jefferson.  Lonoke and Pulaski range from 30-50% heading while […]

24
Jul
2017
Join our rice webinar on Thursday, July 27
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Agricultural Economics Join us on Thursday, July 27, 2017 for the latest in the Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series where the discussions will include the U.S. rice supply and projected prices with Dr. Nathan Childs, ag economist with USDA’s economic research service, as well as a rice crop update from […]

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

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was hard to come by last week as several fields received none, Miller county was the winner with 1.6” rain. As a result, all non-dryland fields received irrigations this past week. No other fields had to be treated for insects and where insecticides […]

24
Jul
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for July 17-21, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market overcame a weekend decline to post solid daily gains before receding slightly on Friday (Figure 1).  A 4 cent weekend decline was fully recovered on the first trading day and price continued to climb each day, eventually reaching a weekly high statewide average of […]

21
Jul
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 7-21-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe July 21, 2017  No. 2017-18                www.uaex.edu/rice Industry News While the news is spreading far and wide, it’s still worth mentioning the signed phytosanitary agreement between the U.S. and China.  This is the first step in opening up a […]

21
Jul
2017
2017 Rice College Registration Deadline is July 26
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

2017 Rice College To register visit: http://bit.ly/2szn660 Last day to register is July 26 – no on-site registration will be allowed the day of the event. Location:  University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Rice Research & Extension Center, 2900 Hwy. 130 E., Stuttgart, AR 72160 Date:  August 3, 2017 Time:  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Highlights: Crop […]

18
Jul
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 14, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Rice stink bugs are increasing across the southern part of the state.  The three fields reaching treatment levels this past week were Lafayette, Lincoln and Prairie Counties.  Prairie County is getting close to the second rice stink bug threshold.  Desha County has […]

18
Jul
2017
New weed in rice: Stinkgrass
Author: Bob Scott, Professor & Extension Weed Scientist

By Bob Scott, Extension Weed Scientist A potential new weed in Arkansas rice has surfaced in Poinsett County.  Stinkgrass, Eragrostis cilianensis, is common throughout the lower 48 states but generally not known as a major agricultural weed in Arkansas.  In addition, it does not normally survive in flooded conditions; however, it is normally found in […]

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

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Large ending 2016-2017 market year stocks become beginning stocks for the 2017 market year, and current 2017 crop price forecasts reflect abundant supplies that impact prices. Although long-grain rice ending stocks-to-use for the 2017 market year are projected low by historical measures, large carry-over supply from the previous market year […]

17
Jul
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 14, 2017
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall for the past week ranged from none at several fields to 2.75” at St. Francis. Stink bugs made big appearance in southern Arkansas as 4 fields reached treatment threshold this week, with redbanded stink bugs picked up in southern most fields. Diseases remain […]