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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 […]

04
Apr
2014
2014 Commodity Calendar
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

The link below includes a monthly listing of release dates for key USDA reports such as:  Crop Progress, Export Sales, Crop Production, Supply/Demand (WASDE), Acreage, and Grain Stocks. 2014 Commodity Calendar The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will begin release of its’ weekly U.S. Crop Progress reports on Monday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m. […]

01
Apr
2014
Are you maximizing control with your herbicide application?
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

This is an interesting time in Arkansas agriculture as new technologies are on the horizon in many crops and resistant weeds are becoming more prevalent in all crops and across multiple modes of action.  We have screened multiple samples of barnyardgrass that contain 3-way resistance to Propanil, Facet, and Newpath (ALS) chemistry.  Also annual and […]