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Arkansas Cotton: County Variety Trial Update

Arkansas Cotton: County Variety Trial Update

👤By Bill Robertson, University of Arkansas Extension Cotton Agronomist 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Many producers are in the process of booking seed for next year.  There are several new varieties in new technologies that are worthy of a look. Variety selection is perhaps the most important decision a producer makes.  Once planted, no

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Arkansas Soybeans: Variety Tolerance Test Against Root-Knot Nematodes

Arkansas Soybeans: Variety Tolerance Test Against Root-Knot Nematodes

👤By Travis Faske and Michael Emerson, University of Arkansas Extension Plant Pathologists 🕔Nov 22, 2017

The southern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) is the most important yield-limiting plant-pathogenic nematode that affects soybean production in the mid-South.  It is found in nearly all soybean producing counties in Arkansas and can cause significant (>50%) yield loss when the

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Arkansas Rice Market Webinar Recording Now Available – Video

Arkansas Rice Market Webinar Recording Now Available – Video

👤By Bobby Coats, University of Arkansas Professor of Economics 🕔Oct 31, 2017

The recording of the Oct. 26, 2017 webinar U.S. Rice Market Faces Tighter Supplies and Higher Prices in 2017/18 with Nathan Childs, Agricultural Economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service, is now available. Childs explains the reasons behind and implications of

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Rice: USDA Announces 2016 PLC Payment Rates

Rice: USDA Announces 2016 PLC Payment Rates

👤By Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Ag Economist 🕔Oct 31, 2017

On October 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for Long Grain and Medium Grain Rice.  The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments for covered commodities

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Fertilizer: Gulf Urea Prices Retesting 2017 Highs

Fertilizer: Gulf Urea Prices Retesting 2017 Highs

👤By Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Ag Economist 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Last week marked the third straight week of higher urea prices in the NOLA (New Orleans) region. Average prices rose 2% week-over-week to $250 per ton, from $245 the previous week. The highest weekly average for urea prices seen this

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Arkansas Rice: Disease Management Mantra – Match the Field to the Variety

Arkansas Rice: Disease Management Mantra – Match the Field to the Variety

👤By Yeshi Wamishe, University of Arkansas Extension Rice Pathologist 🕔Oct 30, 2017

Knowing rice cultivar responses to diseases ahead of planting along with knowing your field history is advantageous when it comes to managing rice diseases. It is important to match your field history with the variety of your choice. For instance,

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Arkansas: 2018 Crop Enterprise Budgets Now Available

Arkansas: 2018 Crop Enterprise Budgets Now Available

👤By Breana Watkins, University of Arkansas Ag Economist 🕔Oct 24, 2017

The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture has released the 2018 Crop Enterprise Budgets. Budgets are available as a printed manuscript and as interactive files that allow users to change inputs and prices to fit each producer’s unique situation. Budget

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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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