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Are you maximizing control with your herbicide application?

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

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2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN. More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture. A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will

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Soil fertility workshop in Stuttgart cancelled for Feb. 11, 2014

The soil fertility workshop that was scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart has been cancelled due to the ominous winter weather forecast with plans to reschedule it for later in the year.  Please watch Arkansas Crops for a post indicating the new date and registration information.

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2014 soil fertility workshops scheduled: Register now

Registration for the 2014 Soil Fertility Workshops is now available. The first workshop will be held February 10, 2014 at ASU’s Cooper Alumni Center, Jonesboro. The second workshop will be held February 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart.

Some of this year’s topics will include:

How to build and maintain soil

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Arkansas peanut harvest exceeds expectations

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 to

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Peanut disease alert: Sclerotinia blight of peanut detected in Arkansas

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 losses

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Considerations for late season peanut diseases and determining when to dig

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 FL

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Need help calculating manure fertilizer? There’s an app for that.

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 for

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Smartphone apps and web applications available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

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, pocket

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Resistant weed fact sheet now available online

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.