Recent updates reported May 6th from the Arkansas Agricultural Statistics Service estimate 5% of the cotton crop to be planted. This is well behind last year’s 73% planted and the five-year average of 35%. There are some areas of the state that are dry enough to plant, mostly in the central part of the state, but
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This Monday’s (4/29/13) USDA Crop Weather Report merely stated the obvious. Not much if any cotton has been planted in Arkansas. The report stated that 2% of the state’s cotton crop had been planted. This number is well below last year at this time (46%) and the five year average (20%).
With the calendar
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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
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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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Monitoring irrigation pumps has provided some intriguing lessons. Christopher Henry, assistant professor and water management engineer based at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart, Ark., reveals some of those findings. Click the image below to see his presentation at the 2012 Cotton Incorporated Crop Management Seminar Talks.
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A new Cotton Quick Facts Sheet is now available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Cotton Program. Subjects on the quick facts sheet include: new cotton varieties, fertility recommendations as well as insect thresholds, termination intervals and many more subjects. The purpose of the fact sheet is to give producers, consultants and
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The 2012 Cotton Research Verification Program Annual Report is now available on the University of Arkansas Extension website. It can be viewed by clicking on the publications tab and searching for the title listed above. In 2012 there were seven fields entered into the Cotton Research Verification Program (CRVP). Locations included the following
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The 2012 On-Farm Cotton Variety Performance Summary is now available on the University of Arkansas Extension website. It can be found by going to the publications link and searching the above title. Each year the University Of Arkansas Division Of Agriculture conducts several replicated on-farm demonstration trials to evaluate performance of a number of
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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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Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this year. Focus on Cotton, a crop management resource that features monthly webcasts from noted experts in the cotton industry, is now online and available for viewing on the Plant Management Network’s Focus on Cotton
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