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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— Courtesy of Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist, Mississippi State University
The 2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show will be held on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1 and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
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The Arkansas Plant Food Association, in collaboration with The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and Arkansas State University would like to invite you to participate in the 2013 Soil Fertility Workshop series. The first workshop will be held February 12 on the campus of ASU in Jonesboro, while the second workshop will be
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Chainsaws are a great tool around the farm and unfortunately, can be a very dangerous one also. After the recent snow and ice storm, chainsaw use is in high gear. Here are a few basic chain saw safety tips:
Personal protection and clothing are important
Use eye protection, a helmet and full face shield
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Did you know that in 2011 there were over 2.2 million farms in the United States and approximately 1.03 million youth under the age of 19 were living on those farms?
Farms can be a wonderful and exciting environment for children, but without proper training and supervision, they can also be dangerous. Here are
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A one-day workshop is planned for November 27, 2012 at the Arkansas Farm Bureau Headquarters at 10720 Kanis Road in Little Rock to discuss the market potential of non-GMO soybeans. Participants will learn about a Soybean Promotion Board-funded market research project to examine the emerging market. Discussions will focus on enhancing participant understanding of the size
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As harvest of spring-planted crops wraps up and winter wheat planting plows on, it’s soil sampling season. Jackson County’s Randy Chlapecka takes us through the process:
This time of year you might find yourself in the shop rather than in the fields.
One of the most common activities in the shop is—you guessed it—welding. What a great time to refresh our mindset on basic welding safety.
Wear boots and the proper protective clothing; always use approved welding gloves. Don’t look
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A free conference to assist farmers with understanding agricultural labor issues will be held November 16, 2012 at the Cooperative Extension Service headquarters (LRSO), 2301 S. University Ave., Little Rock. In order to ensure available seating and materials, pre-registration is requested. Register online or fill out the Farm Labor Conference Registration Form and return by fax to 501-671-2215.
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It will not be long before this year’s harvest will be in the books. This is the time of year that many of you will be spending more time in the farm shop making repairs and doing routine maintenance on equipment. The farm shop is a great place to get things done but also
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