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11
Nov
2014
November Supply / Demand Highlights
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

Link to slide set:  Nov 2014 USDA WASDE Summary: The USDA World Ag Outlook Board released its monthly Supply/Demand estimates yesterday, November 10. Corn: This months’ corn estimates contained the only surprises for traders.  Pre-report guesses leaned toward higher corn production.  However, the USDA reduced the national average corn yield by .8 bushels to 173.4 […]

05
Nov
2014
U of A specialists to present at 18th annual MidAmerica Farmer Grower conferences
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

On January 14-16, 2015, the Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA will be the center of ag production information and innovation. Featuring over 100 researchers and producers as guest speakers, the conferences are the coordinated effort of seven mid-south universities and sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, the US Rice Producers Association, the United Soybean Board and MidAmerica […]

24
Oct
2014
Farm Bill workshops for crop producers
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

October 22, 2014  FSA, Division of Ag offer dozen-plus Farm Bill workshops for crop producers Fast Facts More than a dozen Farm Bill workshops planned across Arkansas Learn to use web-based decision tools Includes discussion of Yield Update, Base Reallocation, ARC, PLC, and SCO LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas crop producers will have more than a […]

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 […]