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18
May
2015
Crop Insect Scouting School in NE Arkansas is June 4 in Jonesboro
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A crop insect scouting school has been scheduled for June 4 at the Craighead County Cooperative Extension Service office in Jonesboro, AR. The address is 611 E. Washington Avenue. The school will cover scouting for insects and their damage in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and rice. The school is open to everyone. There is […]

18
May
2015
Crop Insect Scouting School Set for June 3 – McGehee, AR
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A crop insect scouting school has been scheduled for June 3 at Hoot’s BBQ in McGehee, AR. The school will cover scouting for insects and their damage in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and rice. The school is open to everyone. There is no charge for attending the school and lunch will be provided. Registration […]

23
Apr
2015
Whole Farm Budgets for Planning
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

The Whole Farm Budgets program is available for combined production of cotton, corn, soybeans, rice, sorghum, wheat and peanuts as a single farm unit. Worksheets in the interactive Excel file are available for users to select acreage, expected yield and price, as well as share of revenue for each crop. Financial results for combined crop […]

23
Apr
2015
Updated mobile app for crop enterprise budgets
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

The mobile app for the 2015 Crop Enterprise Budgets has been updated to the latest iOS version for iPhone and iPad. Users select from among the available budgets and may evaluate costs and returns at alternative prices received and crop yields. The mobile app is flexible for revising per acre costs of production inputs. Combinations […]

14
Apr
2015
Brake F2 Section 18 for Cotton
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Over the last week I have had several questions about Brake F2 herbicide in cotton.  This year Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri all filed and received Section 18 emergency use exemptions for pre-plant or preemerge applications of Brake F2 in cotton.    Brake F2 is a pre-mix combination of fluridone (Brake or Sonar) and fomesafen (Reflex) and […]

01
Apr
2015
Last Minute Burndowns and PRE Herbicides
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Judging by the phone calls lately, growers in Arkansas have been able to farm the last 2-3 days at least in a few select areas.  April is here and the feeling of urgency is in the air.  Many growers are scrambling to make final burndown applications and plant something.  Most of the questions I get […]

31
Mar
2015
Trends in net returns for Arkansas field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Decreased commodity prices led to decreased 2014 net returns for all Arkansas field crops. Excellent yields in 2014 supported net returns from the effects of lower crop prices. Historical yield records were realized for cotton, corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat. Grain sorghum had the second highest yield on record. Net returns to land and management […]

06
Mar
2015
Additional Farm Bill webinar and workshops added in March
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts: * Four additional in-person workshops have been added to the March calendar * Workshops in Jonesboro, Forrest City and Wynne * One additional webinar added March 5 LITTLE ROCK  — University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture experts will be delivering four additional decision aid workshops, as well as an additional online webinar, […]

06
Mar
2015
Irrigation Expo set for March 10, 2015 at Stuttgart
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts: Arkansas Irrigation Expo rescheduled March 10 at Stuttgart Agenda covers pumping, remote sensing, cover crops and more Event to be held at Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart Arkansas Irrigation Expo set for March 10 at Stuttgart LITTLE ROCK – Organizers have set a new date – March 10 – for the Arkansas Irrigation […]

26
Feb
2015
Cotton base acreage in the 2014 Farm Bill
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Cotton is no longer a covered commodity eligible for enrollment in programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill. Existing 2013 cotton base acreage is now generic base acreage. Generic base acreage is allocated annually to each covered crop planted. This is a departure from previous farm bills in which established base acreage was fixed. Generic […]