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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 […]

18
Feb
2016
Risk management agency announces 2016 crop insurance projected prices
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced projected prices for 2016 crop insurance coverage. Projected prices for Arkansas are presented in Table 1. Crop insurance represents additional expense, but low crop prices have increased the vulnerability of farms to the financial effects of adverse weather. In addition to protection from […]

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, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

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, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

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. […]

30
Sep
2015
Determining when to harvest your peanut crop
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Unlike other row crops, peanuts are not terminated by shutting off the water but rather by digging and inverting the crop (Fig. 1). Currently, there are a few fields that are being dug across the state, but determining when to dig is an important decision that should not be […]

12
Aug
2015
Southern blight of peanut becoming easier to find in some fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern blight is the most common peanut disease that is found in Arkansas peanut fields. This disease typically occurs on peanut during the hot summer months, hence the name southern blight (syn. white mold, southern stem rot, and stem rot). A few weeks ago (late July 2015) the fungus […]

17
Jun
2015
Arkansas Peanut Crop Update: Acres Planted and Checking for Nodulation
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

The 2015 peanut crop has been planted and the total acres are estimated at 17,500, which is much higher than earlier estimates and ~1,000 acres less than the 2013 crop.  This year more peanuts were planted in Mississippi Co.; however, the total acres per county has yet to be finalized.  Again this year, the two […]