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23
Jul
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for July 16-20, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market gained 10 cents over the weekend, opening on Monday at an $8.20 statewide average.  Price rose 13 cents in the Wednesday report and held that average through Thursday, the last day of trading (Figure 1).  The $8.20 opening statewide average price on Monday […]

23
Jul
2018
Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Update – July 20, 2018
Author: Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator There are 12 Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Program fields in 2018. All fields within the Cotton Verification Program are looking good. One Desha County field (Grain Bin No-till Cover), and one St. Francis County field (Conder’s Farmer Standard No Cover) have reached cutout (NAWF=5). All other […]

23
Jul
2018
Rice Research Verification Program Update – July 20, 2018
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators In the south, with a few days of showers and clouds sheath blight has been on the move upward and reaching threshold levels in a couple fields.  The fields scheduled for a fungicide treatment are Clark and Lonoke Counties. Arkansas County has sheath blight […]

20
Jul
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 7-20-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke & Yeshi Wamishe July 20, 2018  No. 2018-21                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “It never rains in Southern California.”  That song came on just as we were getting some of the first measurable rainfall in weeks.  Just wait a while and the weather will change.  […]

20
Jul
2018
Irrigation Termination in Corn
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Many Arkansas corn growers are anxious to get to irrigation termination as it has been a long hot and dry summer for many. This year in particular many producers who are watering from surface water or reservoirs are getting increasingly nervous at the low water levels and are some are being forced to decide which […]

20
Jul
2018
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Update – July 20, 2018
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Coordinator We found very low levels of Southern rust in the Corn Verification Field in Prairie County. Two leaves out of 100 total stops and very low on those two leaves. The field is about a week from black layer as well, so there is not much concern. […]

20
Jul
2018
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – July 20, 2018
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was again extremely spotty across the state ranging from zero at several fields to 2.1” at Chicot. Corn earworms are the story of the week in south Arkansas as four fields were treated for growing populations. Irrigation continues to be of great importance […]

20
Jul
2018
Peanut Disease Update – July 20, 2018
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Currently, the 2018 Arkansas peanut crop is looking good to excellent. The majority of the peanut fields range in maturity from full pod to beginning seed (Fig. 1). Blooming has slowed due to the hot weather and has stopped in areas of the field where plants are stressed. Based […]

20
Jul
2018
Preventing Stored Grain Insects in On-Farm Storage Facilities
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

By Glenn Studebaker – Ext Entomologist/IPM Coordinator, Gus Lorenz – Ext Entomologist, Nick Bateman – Ext Entomologist, Neelendra Joshi – Res Entomologist and Aaron Cato – Ento PhD Grad Student Corn harvest is just around the corner and some growers will be storing their grain on farm in bins for an extended period of time. […]

19
Jul
2018
Tarnished Plant Bug Control In Cotton: Rain and Insecticides
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

Tarnished plant bug numbers are picking up in cotton and with pop-up rainfall we experience this time of year, we are getting calls on how long an insecticide needs to be on the plant before it is rainfast. The longer an insecticide is on the plant, the better. Most products need to be on the […]