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12
Sep
2016
September Arkansas crop yield forecasts
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Reported September field crop yield forecasts by the National Agricultural Statistics Service reflect August flooding in many Arkansas regions. September yields are only reported as state averages. Thus, September state level forecasts mask the severity of flood impacts in some counties. The NASS report indicates that yields for corn, grain […]

26
Jul
2016
Southern blight activity on the increase in some peanut fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern blight or southern stem rot is the most common peanut disease in Arkansas. This disease occurs during the hot summer months, hence the name southern blight.  Fungal growth and symptomatic plants (i.e. flagging or wilting; Fig. 1) can be observed in fields especially after canopy closure, which creates the […]

11
Jul
2016
Don’t be fooled by this imposter: It’s not the southern blight of peanut pathogen
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By this time in the season there are usually a few reports of southern blight of peanut; however, there has been no reports of this disease in Arkansas, yet.  Southern blight or southern stem rot is caused by Sclerotium rolfsii, which is the most common soilborne disease of peanut in Arkansas and the Mid-South.  Some […]

07
Jul
2016
Dicamba Drift and Potential Effects on Soybean Yield
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Driving around the Midsouth, especially in the Missouri Bootheel, West Tennessee and some areas of Northeast Arkansas it is not hard to find soybean fields that look similar to the picture below.  Several thousand acres have been affected by either drift, volatility, temperature inversions or tank contamination from dicamba herbicide applications.  No matter how many […]

07
Jun
2016
USDA Announces Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

On June 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program, providing cost share assistance payments to cotton producers to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton. OVERVIEW: The Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) program provides cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers with a share in the 2015 […]

20
May
2016
New record in peanut acres planted in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Planting of the 2016 peanut crop in Arkansas has progressed much earlier than previous seasons with over 90% of peanut acres having been planted to date.  By comparison, in mid-May last year only 50 to 60% of the acres were reported to be planted.  Early estimates indicate 22,500 acres were planted […]

16
May
2016
Crop pest scouting schools set for May 24 in McGehee and May 25 in Jonesboro
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Crop pest scouting schools will be conducted on May 24 (McGehee) and May 25 (Jonesboro), 2016.  This year we have added sections on plant diseases.  The schools are classroom setting, providing information on identification and scouting techniques for insect and disease pests of cotton, soybean, rice, corn and grain […]

26
Apr
2016
Policy change by the European Union to affect Arkansas peanut production
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Associate Professor/Extension Plant Pathologist A recent policy change by the European Union will affect the use of propiconazole and phosphorus acid/phosphite fungicides in peanut.  This change is NOT based on fungicide safety concern as these fungicides remain labeled for use in the US, but rather in the sale of peanuts treated with […]

10
Mar
2016
Times are tough-scrutinize every input choice
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist Seems like most everybody who retails ag inputs is offering products that they profess will boost yields, even make ‘em skyrocket. Only problem is, claims often aren’t backed up with unbiased data to prove that these materials provide growers with a return on investment–that ROI that should guide every decision. […]

08
Mar
2016
Peanut PLC payment yields for 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Peanuts have potential as a rotation crop for much of Arkansas field crop acreage. Generally, soils that are suitable for cotton and corn are also suitable for peanut production. While cotton is not covered by provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill, cotton base acreage is considered generic base and is […]