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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 […]

23
Apr
2015
Updated mobile app for crop enterprise budgets
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

The mobile app for the 2015 Crop Enterprise Budgets has been updated to the latest iOS version for iPhone and iPad. Users select from among the available budgets and may evaluate costs and returns at alternative prices received and crop yields. The mobile app is flexible for revising per acre costs of production inputs. Combinations […]

20
Apr
2015
Rice Research Verification Program update for April 20, 2015
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

South Arkansas: Six of the nine fields have been planted. Two fields have stand counts while three fields are spiking. While the rain held off planting for some it has been very positive for pre-emergence herbicide activation. North Arkansas: More wet weather has continued to prevent dry-land planting for all but a few fields everywhere […]

20
Apr
2015
Sugarcane aphid update
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

We found sugarcane aphids on April 16 in Chicot County in johnsongrass. While there were few aphids present (we found 2 small nymphs after looking through johnsongrass for ~1.5 hours), this is the first confirmed report of sugarcane aphids in Arkansas for 2015. What does this mean? For now, it is just one more reason […]

20
Apr
2015
Grain Sorghum Planting Dates and Sugarcane Aphids
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Article by:  Jason Kelley, Gus Lorenz, Nick Seiter, and Glenn Studebaker It seems we have been stuck in a wet weather pattern since Mid-February that has delayed top-dress nitrogen on wheat, limited field work and has slowed planting progress of most of our summer crops. Some areas of the state have been fortunate and have […]

20
Apr
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for April 13-17, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost 2 cents over the past weekend and opened on Monday with a statewide average of $9.56. The opening was a full 30 cents under the previous week opening price. Market price gained strength each trading day of the week, reaching a weekly high at the Friday $9.76 statewide […]

17
Apr
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 4-17-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

April 17, 2015                              No. 2015-8 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Planting Progress Hurry up and wait.  There was very little, if any, progress anywhere in the state this week.  The USDA progress report showed Arkansas at 21% planted – I’d say probably 45% of acres south of I-40 are planted and 5-7% of acres north of I-40 […]