Arkansas just received a Section 24(c) Special Local Need label for aerial application of Capreno and Halex GT herbicides in corn. This will hopefully help those producers who have been unable to get into the field with ground rigs due to frequent rainfall. Keep in mind the corn growth restrictions. Any tank mixtures with
Continue reading Corn weed control: Capreno and Halex GT receive aerial labels
How Much will Non-Uniform Corn Emergence Impact Yields?
We continue to see much of our early planted corn struggle to get full stands. In many instances it appears that we have/or will get a stand after 4 weeks, but plants have emerged over a period of several days instead of the optimal 24-48
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As I write this article, it is raining and 39 degrees, which seems about right on par for this corn planting season so far. Hopefully next week will bring warmer and drier conditions. Planting overall has been slowed/delayed or non-existent, depending on where you are at in the state throughout the
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GETTING READY — A spray buggy runs ahead of the planter to get a pre-emerge herbicide down as corn planting season begins in Chicot County, Arkansas. (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Gus Wilson.)
Arkansas’ cotton acres were expected to plummet, and rice acres to shrink slightly in 2013, but
Continue reading Prospective Plantings report: Ark cotton, rice acres down
The agriculture community has used anhydrous ammonia as a low cost, highly effective nitrogen-based fertilizer for years. It’s prevalence in the farming community makes it easy to sometimes forget that this a dangerous chemical and should be handled with caution and care.
The word, “anhydrous”, means without water. When anhydrous ammonia comes in contact
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It sure seems that the weather pattern is stuck in winter instead of spring over the last couple weeks. Much of the corn that has been planted in Southeast and Southwest Arkansas has not emerged, even though some has been planted 3+weeks. The cold weather this week will also slow emergence and growth even
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Today we received word from the Arkansas Plant Board that our request for a 24c label for use of Avipel in Arkansas corn has been approved.
Avipel is a seed treatment bird repellent that reduces blackbird or other bird feeding on newly planted or emerging corn. My counterparts in Mississippi and Louisiana say that it has
Continue reading 24c Label Approved for Avipel Bird Repellent use in Arkansas Corn
The USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced last Friday (2/15) the 2013 crop year projected prices for corn, grain sorghum, cotton, rice and soybeans.
The projected prices approved for the Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, and Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion plans were $5.82 per bushel for corn, $5.70/bu. grain sorghum, $13.05/bu. soybeans, $15.70/cwt rice,
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— Courtesy of Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist, Mississippi State University
The 2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show will be held on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1 and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
Continue reading Irrigation seminar offered at the 2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
The task of grain handling on the farm and at grain handling facilities can be quite dangerous. Farmers and workers need to be aware of common hazards when handling all grains including but not limited to corn, rice, soybeans, wheat, and milo. Grain bins, in particular, can be hazardous and need to be operated
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