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28
Oct
2014
Plan Early for Rice Disease Management
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Diseases are limiting factors for crop production.  No field is free of diseases.  It is hard to predict the weather conditions of the coming season.  The way we manage our rice fields plays a major role in our disease situations.  If weather conditions are favorable for disease and our field management is somehow inadequate, the […]

24
Oct
2014
Arkansas soybean market report – Oct. 20-24, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 7 cent weekend drop in the 2014 crop AR cash soybean market was quickly overcome as the market saw a 20 cent improvement from Monday to Tuesday, held steady on Wednesday, and surged again up 30 cents on Thursday before suffering an 18 cent downward correction on Friday. The market opened the week with […]

24
Oct
2014
Farm Bill workshops for crop producers
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

October 22, 2014  FSA, Division of Ag offer dozen-plus Farm Bill workshops for crop producers Fast Facts More than a dozen Farm Bill workshops planned across Arkansas Learn to use web-based decision tools Includes discussion of Yield Update, Base Reallocation, ARC, PLC, and SCO LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas crop producers will have more than a […]

23
Oct
2014
Crown sheath rot unusually severe on medium grain rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Rick Cartwright and Yeshi Wasmishe Gaeumannomyces graminis var. graminis (Sacc.) Arx and D.Oliver causes crown (black) sheath rot disease of rice. This disease is common in Arkansas rice fields (MP192_Arkansas Rice production Handbook) but usually does not cause severe damage. The disease has also been named “Arkansas foot rot” (LSU Diseases ID and Management […]

21
Oct
2014
Soybean rust detected in Arkansas but too late to affect 2014 crop
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Soybean rust was confirmed earlier this week in three Arkansas counties: Ashley, Chicot and Drew (Fig. 1). Amanda Greer, program associate in extension plant pathology, identified one field in Ashley and Chicot counties with SBR. Soybeans in these fields were near R8 growth stage. Moreover, SBR was confirmed on kudzu in Drew County. Disease incidence […]

17
Oct
2014
Arkansas soybean market report – Oct. 17, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

This week was shortened by the Columbus Day holiday on Monday. The extended weekend gave the market a longer period to react and it responded with a 52 cent gain on the 2014 crop. The market posted a statewide average of $9.69 on Tuesday. Price then proceeded to fluctuate within a 14 cent band before […]

13
Oct
2014
2014 Preliminary Rice Yield Trial Data
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Preliminary data for the 2014 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials (ARPT) and Producer Rice Evaluation Program (PREP) are now available. ARPTs were located at the Rice Research & Extension Center near Stuttgart, AR; Pine Tree Research Station near Colt, AR; Northeast Research & Extension Center near Keiser, AR; Clay County near Corning, AR; and Desha County near […]

10
Oct
2014
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 6-10, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

This week marked the first full week of quotes for cash market soybeans that were previously labeled No. 1 Yellow Soybeans New Crop, represented the 2014 crop, and have now become the No. 1 Yellow Soybeans Cash prices. Price surged 32 cents higher over the weekend preceding this past week of trading. The market posted […]

10
Oct
2014
Tips for Increasing Wheat Profitability in 2015
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

October is finally here and many producers are finish or making headway on harvesting, soybean, rice, corn, grain sorghum, and cotton. The month of September was dry for most areas of the state, but recent rains over the last week have improved soil moisture conditions and weather forecasts are indicating more rain is on the […]

6
Oct
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices for Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

This week marked the transition of quotes for cash market soybeans. Quotes on the old 2013 crop and labeled No. 1 Yellow Soybeans Cash ended on Tuesday. The final 2013 crop statewide daily average on that day was $9.05, the lowest such average since AMS began publishing 2013 quotes on December 16, 2013. The late […]