By Subject

By Editor

Crop Progress (April 21, 2014)

To no surprise planting progress in the state continues to lag the normal pace for this point in April.  The link below provides a visual summary of Arkansas and U.S. planting progress to date.  Information on wheat condition ratings and crop development are also included.

4-21-2014 Arkansas and US Crop Progress

 

A link to

Continue reading Crop Progress (April 21, 2014)

Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for April 14-18, 2014

The abbreviated past week of trading began with a surge that carried through midweek before suffering a “correction” on Thursday that surrendered some of the gains (Figure 1). Price rose 13 cents over the weekend to a Monday statewide average of $14.76 and climbed through the $15.00 price ceiling to a $15.17 peak on Wednesday

Continue reading Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for April 14-18, 2014

Arkansas Rice Update 4-18-14

April 18, 2014                              No. 2014-6 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress

Rain, rain, go away. I think we’re all getting a little tired of it these days. As sure as we complain about it now, we’ll be wishing for it again in a month. Never more than

Continue reading Arkansas Rice Update 4-18-14

Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – April 18, 2014

Verification2

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator)

Three corn verification fields were planted this week. Lonoke, St Francis and Lee counties were all planted this past weekend before the rain. Lonoke and Lee County both applied Dual herbicide, which was activated with a good rain. Hopefully the last

Continue reading Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – April 18, 2014

Tips for Managing Rice Seedling Diseases

Seedling diseases can prevail in any rice field. However, their likelihood can be reduced with proper management. Seed rots and seedling diseases are generally “complex” meaning there can be more than one causal agent in a field. In fields with seedling problems, pathogen structures such as mycelia may easily be detected on the collar of

Continue reading Tips for Managing Rice Seedling Diseases

Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for April 7-11, 2014

The past week of trading was literally a “hump” week as the market lost 12 cents over the weekend to a Monday statewide average of $14.66 and climbed to a $14.96 peak on Wednesday before giving back all of the gains a Friday closing average of $14.63 (Figure 1).  The closing statewide average represented a

Continue reading Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for April 7-11, 2014

Arkansas Rice Update 4-12-14

April 12, 2014                              No. 2014-5 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Planting Progress

The race is on this weekend.  It’s time to see how much rice we can get in the ground before the next round of rain hits.  With all the activity getting cranked up today I’ll be very surprised if we haven’t doubled

Continue reading Arkansas Rice Update 4-12-14

Wheat diseases mostly a no-show so far

Whether measured by the calendar or by wheat growth stage, the level of diseases in wheat fields across Arkansas appears to be unusually low. So far, only barley yellow dwarf has been confirmed from plots at Marianna. The probability of a stripe rust epidemic this year is extremely low. Given this lack of foliar fungal

Continue reading Wheat diseases mostly a no-show so far

Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – April 11, 2014

Verification2

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator)

The second of eight anticipated corn verification fields was planted on Saturday April 5 in White County.  The field is 40 acres and planted with Armor 1550PRO at 34,000 seeds per acre.  I visited the field on April 10 and the

Continue reading Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – April 11, 2014

U.S. Crop Progress

USDA – NASS released its first U.S. Crop Progress report for 2014 this afternoon.  It included planting progress, as of April 6, for cotton, sorghum, and rice.  Winter wheat condition ratings were included as well.

Overall, U.S. sorghum and rice planting are lagging the 5-year average pace in all states, while

Continue reading U.S. Crop Progress