The 2013 Arkansas peanut crop is on track to have the highest yield and grade since peanut production returned to the state in 2010. Last year was a very good year for peanut production with an average yield of 4,500 lb/A and grade of 73. Though 40% of the runner peanut crop has yet
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Sclerotinia blight was detected earlier this month in a commercial peanut field near Pocahontas, AR. This is a common soilborne disease of peanut in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, and North Carolina; however, until now it has not been reported in Arkansas. In fields with a history of sclerotinia blight it is common to have pod
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Though planting was delayed due to cool, wet weather in the spring and wet, cloudy conditions during pegging and pod formation were less than ideal for peanut production, overall, the crop is looking good to excellent. This year half of the total acres (~11,000) were planted in high oleic runners (GA09B, FloRun 107 and
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The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture is excited to announce the release of an app that will help producers calculate the dollar and nutritive value of manure and allow them to share results via email. Yesterday, I, along with Dr. Karl VanDevender, U of A Division of Agriculture Professor/Extension Engineer, released the “Manure Valuator” app
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Recently, the apps that are currently available or are in development were unveiled at the Rice Expo in Stuttgart. The following is an overview of each app and its function:
Corn Advisor – Created in collaboration with Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist and Extension Soil Scientist Leo Espinoza, this a 24/7,
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A new fact sheet, “The Spread of HerbicideResistant Weeds: What Should Growers Know?” is now available online for download. To obtain FSA2171, visit: http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publications/PDF/FSA-2171.pdf.
Peanut acreage declined in 2013 for all peanut producing regions of the U.S. In 2012, Arkansas had 18,000 acres and this year an estimated 11,000 acres, which was slightly higher than early estimates projected. The decline in acreage was related to lower peanut contract prices, high corn and soybean prices, and cold wet conditions
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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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— 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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