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Arkansas Rice: Making Variety Decisions for 2018

Arkansas Rice: Making Variety Decisions for 2018

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas Rice Extension Agronomist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

As we wrap up harvest it’s already time to make planting decisions for 2018.  It’s turned out to be a great year for rice yields and prices have improved so there is a lot more optimism right now than this

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Arkansas: 2017 Soybean Cross Reference Guide Now Available

Arkansas: 2017 Soybean Cross Reference Guide Now Available

👤By Jeremy Ross, University of Arkansas Extension Soybean Agronomist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

The 2017 Soybean Cross Reference Guide has been updated with new soybean varieties.  This year’s version contains only varieties that have been commercially sold in the past seven years.  Older varieties that are no longer commercially available were removed from

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Fertilizer: Gulf Urea and DAP Prices Continue Lower

Fertilizer: Gulf Urea and DAP Prices Continue Lower

👤By Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Ag Economist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

In the week ending October 6, average Urea and DAP prices in the New Orleans region (NOLA) finished lower for the second consecutive week. Urea After a three-week run-up in September that pushed prices $48/ton higher, Gulf urea prices have

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Ag Policy and Market Outlook: What Now? – Webinar, Oct. 5

Ag Policy and Market Outlook: What Now? – Webinar, Oct. 5

👤By Bobby Coats, University of Arkansas Professor of Economics 🕔Sep 28, 2017

New Webinar: The Agricultural Policy and Market Outlook: What now? (60 minutes) Date and Time: Thursday, October 5, 2017 3:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)  Connect with Computer, IPad or Smartphone by Internet or Dial-in and Listen by

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Arkansas: Rice Residue Burning – Pros and Cons

Arkansas: Rice Residue Burning – Pros and Cons

👤By Trent Roberts, University of Arkansas Soil Fertility Specialist; and Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas Rice Extension Agronomist 🕔Sep 28, 2017

Benefits of Residue Burning Crop residue burning is an inexpensive and effective method to remove excessive residue to facilitate timely planting and to control pests and weeds.  Mechanical residue management, such as disking and tilling, to achieve soil incorporation of

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Fertilizer: Gulf Urea and DAP Price Continue Higher

Fertilizer: Gulf Urea and DAP Price Continue Higher

👤By Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Ag Economist 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Urea Prices In the week ending September 22, Gulf urea prices continued to move higher. Prices in NOLA (New Orleans) increased $22 to an average $246 per ton. In the past three weeks, NOLA granular urea prices have gained $48

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Arkansas Wheat: 2018 Crop Budgets Available

Arkansas Wheat: 2018 Crop Budgets Available

👤By Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Extension Ag Economist 🕔Sep 22, 2017

The University of Arkansas’ 2018 wheat budgets are available.  A pdf or “hard copy” version can be downloaded at this link: Crop Production Budgets for Farm Planning  See page 38 for a detailed wheat budget. An Excel spreadsheet version of the

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Arkansas Rice: Over Half the Crop Harvested; Estimating Harvest Losses

Arkansas Rice: Over Half the Crop Harvested; Estimating Harvest Losses

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Extension Rice Specialists 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Crop Progress “They come a-runnin’ for me, I said this is the end…”  This will be the final weekly update for the season.  Additional updates will be posted throughout the fall and spring as needed. Over half of the state’s

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Arkansas Wheat: Maximizing Yields and Profit in 2018

Arkansas Wheat: Maximizing Yields and Profit in 2018

👤By Jason Kelley, University of Arkansas Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

The 2017 Arkansas wheat crop was small in acreage but many producers reported exceptional yields with intensive management.  Acreage was at or near record lows with approximately 195,000 acres planted in the fall of 2016.  Acreage was down for several

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Arkansas: Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southeastern Counties

Arkansas: Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southeastern Counties

👤By Terry Spurlock, University of Arkansas Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

Soybean rust was confirmed in Ashley (33.249093°, -91.846713°) and Lincoln (34.077432°, -91.832217°) counties last week.  Fields were R6 and R5.5, respectively.  Only trace amounts were observed in the field in Lincoln County, but the field in Ashley County had quite

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