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May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 29, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Wet weather continues to be the biggest issue for corn.  Many have and are still struggling getting herbicides and sidedress nitrogen applied.  The earliest planted corn in far south Arkansas could be tasseling next week and the other extreme is that […]

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May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 25-29, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost one cent over the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend break to a Tuesday opening statewide average of $9.32. New crop price then climbed generally higher throughout the remaining trading days to a Friday closing statewide average of $9.44, an 11 cent improvement from the previous Friday closing price […]

29
May
2015
Soybean research verification program update for May 29, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

General The continued rainfall across the state has kept the fieldwork to a minimum this week. As a result of that we haven’t had any more verification fields planted this week. The fields that have been planted are off to a good start and progressing well. We have four fields that are at full bloom […]

29
May
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 5-29-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 29, 2015                             No. 2015-14 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Trent Roberts Crop Progress Yogi Berra would say this year is déjà vu all over again.  Here we find ourselves at the end of May with plenty of rice ready to go to flood.  Once again rice is nearing the end of the nitrogen application window […]

27
May
2015
Rice Preflood Nitrogen Management Issues
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

For many rice fields, options are running out for preflood nitrogen (N) applications.  It’s time to play the hand we’re being dealt with no time to wait for new cards.  Last year we encountered similar problems, but no one was prepared to see a repeat of those prolonged wet and cool conditions.  In some ways conditions […]

27
May
2015
How effective are fungicides applied at early growth stages on corn in Arkansas?
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Corn fungicides have been marketed for use on corn at early growth stages of corn (V5 – V7) for the past few years; however, based on university trials, fungicides applied at these early growth stages proved little or no benefit in regards to disease control or yield. Given that some growers may be considering such […]

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May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 18-22, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market moved one cent higher over the weekend break to a Monday opening statewide average of $9.64. New crop price then had a steady daily decline throughout the trading week to a Friday closing statewide average of $9.33, a decline of 30 cents from the previous Friday closing price (Figure […]

22
May
2015
Managing Ammonia Volatilization Losses from Urea in Less than Ideal Conditions
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

It’s that time of year again. Time to apply sidedress N to corn and grain sorghum and apply preflood N in rice. Unfortunately the weather has not been as cooperative this year as many of us would have liked, but there is still time to make the best out of a bad situation. If the […]

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May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 22, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn producers have been struggling to get sidedress nitrogen and herbicides applied because of continued wet weather.  This is especially noticeable in Central and Northeast Arkansas.  Rains have put a halt on just about all field operations over the past few […]

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May
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 22, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

General The rainfall across the state over last weekend has kept the fieldwork to a minimum this week. As a result of that we haven’t had any more verification fields planted this week. The fields that have been planted are off to a good start and progressing well. We have one field that is at […]