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06
Oct
2014
Fall Residuals and Glyphosate-resistant Ryegrass
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Fall Herbicide Applications: Over the last several years fall herbicide applications have been increasing in use and popularity. Growers seem to like the idea of spraying a residual herbicide in the fall that will prevent any winter annual weed emergence, hopefully prior to planting. Two problems exist with this system. One, by preventing any winter […]

12
Sep
2014
Using the correct form to submit soil samples
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

As we get ready to start taking soil samples to be analyzed for fertilizer recommendations, it is very important to make sure the proper form to submit the soil samples is used. Before completing form CES 435, please make sure not to use forms that were printed before January 2014. On August 5, 2014 the Marianna […]

04
Aug
2014
Glyphosate-resistant weed management seminar scheduled for August 18
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

Have you ever thought of trying to farm without the use of glyphosate?  Farmers in some parts of the world are currently experiencing this reality. The Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) will be conducting a half-day seminar in our backyard highlighting proven weed control methods against some of the strongest herbicide-resistant weed threats in the […]

01
Jul
2014
Insect update: Sugarcane aphid, fall armyworm, rice water weevil, plant bugs
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

Grain Sorghum Last Friday we went to Chicot and Ashley County looking for sugarcane aphid. It has been previously found in MS, LA, TX and OK. So, it should be no surprise that we had no trouble finding it. In fact, the first field we checked our new SEREC entomologist, Nick Seiter, found it fairly […]

30
May
2014
Don’t let sulfur deficiency take a bite of your yields
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

Plants need sulfur as it is part of some amino acids essential for optimum crop growth.  Sulfur fertilization has traditionally been recommended only for soils of coarse texture (sandy soils) particularly after significant rainfall, or if there is a history of sulfur deficiencies.  For years, air deposition (acid rain) was the main source of sulfur […]

27
May
2014
SE Arkansas Crop Insect Scouting School – June 6
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A multi-crop insect scouting school will be conducted June 6 at Hoots BBQ in McGehee, AR. The school will cover insects in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, rice and soybeans. Anyone working in or interested in scouting crops is invited to attend. See the program below. 8:30-9:00am……………………………….……..Registration 9:00-9:15…………………………………….……Welcome and Opening Remarks Wes Kirkpatrick, County Agent 9:15-9:30…………………………………….……Scouting […]

27
May
2014
NE Arkansas Crop Insect Scouting School – June 5
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A multi-crop insect scouting school will be conducted June 5 at the Craighead County office (611 E. Washington Ave) in Jonesboro. The school will cover insects in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, rice and soybeans. Anyone working in or interested in scouting crops is invited to attend. See the program below. 8:30-9:00am……………………………….……..Registration 9:00-9:15…………………………………….……Welcome and Opening Remarks […]

09
May
2014
May Supply/Demand Report Webinar
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

May Supply/Demand Report Webinar When:  Monday, May 12, 2014 Time:  8:00 a.m. central The USDA released its latest U.S. and Global Agriculture Situation and Outlook on Friday May 9.  Join Matt King, Farm Bureau economist and Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas extension economist who will break down the report and give insight into how the […]

21
Apr
2014
Crop Progress (April 21, 2014)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

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 […]

08
Apr
2014
U.S. Crop Progress
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

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 cotton is slightly ahead […]