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03
Feb
2016
Roundup Xtend approval: What does it mean for Arkansas producers?
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Monsanto announced Wednesday that Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean have gained import approval in China. This is long-awaited news for Arkansas producers, as seed for planting this technology has been available for at least a year now. Researchers at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have been […]

26
Jan
2016
New and updated recommendations for phosphorus fertilizer
Author: Nathan Slaton, Professor & Director of Soil Testing

By Nathan Slaton, Professor and Trenton Roberts, Assistant Professor – Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Phosphorus fertilizer recommendations for rice and soybean were revised in December 2015 based on soil-test information and rice and soybean yield response results from nearly 150 phosphorus (P) fertilization trials.  The old and new soil-test level definitions are shown in […]

21
Jan
2016
Extension risk management education: new resources available
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Another year of low crop prices is projected to have 2016 revenue less than sufficient to cover production costs. The current financial situation calls for producers to consider all aspects of risk management as profit margins are decreased from normal levels. Input costs for fertilizer and fuel have declined slightly […]

07
Dec
2015
2016 crop enterprise budgets
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture has issued crop enterprise budgets for the 2016 production year. Budgets are available as a printed manuscript and as interactive files that allow users to change inputs and prices. Budget summaries present side-by-side comparisons for surface irrigated, center pivot irrigated, and non-irrigated crops. […]

01
Oct
2015
Cereal Rye: Cover Crop Workhorse Part 3 in a Series
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

Overview Cereal rye is a winter cereal crop that has garnered a lot of well-deserved attention in the cover crop world. As far as cover crops go in the Mid-south region, cereal rye is a workhorse that is hard to beat in terms of the benefits that can be gained for the relatively low input […]

09
Sep
2015
Tillage Radish- Not just for Tillage! Part 2 in a Series
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

By Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crops, Soil & Environmental Sciences Overview The tillage radish or daikon radish has been bred/developed to produce a large taproot and penetrate compacted soil layers in an effort to increases soil aeration, water infiltration, decrease compaction and provide increased rooting depth opportunities to successive crops. Tillage radish are often promoted to […]

25
Aug
2015
Cover Crops Require Planning for Success. Part 1 in a Series
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

By Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crops, Soil and Environmental Sciences If you are considering implementing winter cover crops into your crop rotation this fall the single biggest piece of advice that I can give you is to PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. The potential benefits of cover crops can be easily lost if you do not […]

18
Aug
2015
Fall is nematode sampling time
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

By Terry Kirkpatrick, Extension Plant Pathologist As you go about your late-season preparations for soybean harvest, don’t forget nematodes.  This year, they are certainly alive and well in the state!  And, again as last year, don’t forget that your soybean check-off dollars are at work through the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board that is sponsoring a […]

07
Jul
2015
Tarnished Plant Bugs in Cotton – Applying Insecticides When Rain is in the Forecast.
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Tarnished plant bug numbers are picking up in cotton and with the rainfall we’ve been experiencing, we are getting calls on how long an insecticide needs to be on the plant before it is rainfast. Of course the longer the insecticide is on the plant, the better. However, with rain in the forecast, what can […]

22
Jun
2015
Arkansas farms stressed by low prices
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

Capital intensive agriculture is characterized by large dollar values for expenses and returns, but the returns for the investment as determined by the return on assets is only moderate. Without payments from PLC and ARC during periods of commodity prices significantly less than equilibrium prices, farm failures would have ripple effects leading to failures of […]