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27
Mar
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for March 20-24, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market held steady over the past weekend and had one day of price gain before moving into a steady downward trend that persisted through the end of the week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.85, a decline of 6 cents […]

25
Mar
2017
Managing Furrow-Irrigated Rice in Arkansas
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist There have been many questions about furrow-irrigated rice (row rice / upland rice) since last season.  In 2016 there were an estimated 40,000-50,000 acres of furrow-irrigated rice in Arkansas.  Despite a decline in total rice acres for 2017, it is possible that the number of acres grown in a […]

24
Mar
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 3-24-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Bob Scott March 24, 2017  No. 2017-02                www.uaex.edu/rice Of March Rice and Men Rice season 2017 is a go for Arkansas.  The first confirmed rice in the ground happened in south Arkansas on 3/18.  Many more have gotten underway this […]

23
Mar
2017
Wheat Freeze Update – March 23, 2017
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist Wheat freeze damage from the morning of March 15th 2017 is becoming more evident across eastern and Northeast Arkansas.  Overall the level of damage appears to be less than anticipated given the low temperatures and growth stages.  I have not seen any fields or heard of […]

23
Mar
2017
Transform WG Section 18 granted: Sugarcane aphid in sorghum; tarnished plant bug in cotton
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The Arkansas State Plant Board was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of Transform WG insecticide to control sugarcane aphid in sorghum.  Please see AR Section 18 Transform WG-Sorghum to report applications under the exemption. Also, the Arkansas State Plant Board was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for […]

21
Mar
2017
Trying to Plant Rice Now? Things to Consider
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist First look at the forecast (Figure below).  If you plant rice throughout the rest of this week it’s either going to sit there while it rains for two weeks solid; or worse it’s going to make it out of the ground during this period and be exposed to a […]

20
Mar
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for March 13-17, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A modest 1 cent gain over the weekend led the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market into a week of trading that saw price remain steady to slightly lower.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.91, a decline of 28 cents from the prior week opening price.  […]

16
Mar
2017
Arkansas Wheat Freeze Update
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist I wanted to give you a quick wheat freeze update.  Very cold temperatures were recorded over eastern Arkansas and particularly Northeast Arkansas during the night and early morning hours of March 14/15th this week.  Much of Northeast Arkansas had 10-12 hours of temperatures below freezing, but […]

13
Mar
2017
Wheat update: Watch for freeze damage in the coming days
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Despite the cool temperatures so far in March, the Arkansas wheat crop is still running ahead of schedule.  Late last week I was at my plots at Marianna and saw a large difference in growth stages between early and late maturing varieties (see photos below).  This would […]

13
Mar
2017
Market outlook with supply and demand for field crops – March 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The March 2017 WASDE report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in expectations of low commodity prices for the upcoming 2017 crop year. Supplies have historical cycles, and low crop price projections are following corresponding trends of markets with excess supply. […]