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24
Oct
2014
Farm Bill workshops for crop producers
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

October 22, 2014  FSA, Division of Ag offer dozen-plus Farm Bill workshops for crop producers Fast Facts More than a dozen Farm Bill workshops planned across Arkansas Learn to use web-based decision tools Includes discussion of Yield Update, Base Reallocation, ARC, PLC, and SCO LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas crop producers will have more than a […]

10
Oct
2014
Tips for Increasing Wheat Profitability in 2015
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

October is finally here and many producers are finish or making headway on harvesting, soybean, rice, corn, grain sorghum, and cotton. The month of September was dry for most areas of the state, but recent rains over the last week have improved soil moisture conditions and weather forecasts are indicating more rain is on the […]

12
Sep
2014
Using the correct form to submit soil samples
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

As we get ready to start taking soil samples to be analyzed for fertilizer recommendations, it is very important to make sure the proper form to submit the soil samples is used. Before completing form CES 435, please make sure not to use forms that were printed before January 2014. On August 5, 2014 the Marianna […]

12
Jun
2014
Preventing Damage From Insects in Stored Wheat
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Wheat harvest is underway and some growers will be storing their harvest on farm in bins for an extended period of time. Recent heavy rains have kept some growers out of the field and now would be an excellent time to prepare bins for storage. Wheat is particularly susceptible to stored grain insects because it […]

30
May
2014
Don’t let sulfur deficiency take a bite of your yields
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

Plants need sulfur as it is part of some amino acids essential for optimum crop growth.  Sulfur fertilization has traditionally been recommended only for soils of coarse texture (sandy soils) particularly after significant rainfall, or if there is a history of sulfur deficiencies.  For years, air deposition (acid rain) was the main source of sulfur […]

13
May
2014
Wheat disease pressure still low
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

The incidence and severity of wheat diseases remains low across all of Arkansas. Although recent rains coincided with flowering in northern Arkansas, the risk of Fusarium head blight (scab) remains low because weather conditions earlier in the season were not favorable for development of the fungal spores necessary to infect wheat. There is no need […]

12
May
2014
True Armyworms In Wheat
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

There have been reports of true armyworms in wheat this week. The wheat crop is late this year, so some fields may need to be treated for this pest. We do not recommend treating for armyworms in wheat at this time of year unless they are cutting heads or unless the wheat is still in […]

09
May
2014
May Supply/Demand Report Webinar
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

May Supply/Demand Report Webinar When:  Monday, May 12, 2014 Time:  8:00 a.m. central The USDA released its latest U.S. and Global Agriculture Situation and Outlook on Friday May 9.  Join Matt King, Farm Bureau economist and Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas extension economist who will break down the report and give insight into how the […]

02
May
2014
Wheat Update
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Crop Update and Progress: This week I visited several wheat fields around the state and looked through the plots that I have at the Lon Mann Research Station at Marianna. Overall I would say the crop is later than it was last year, which seemed very late.  Many fields in central Arkansas are heading this week […]

21
Apr
2014
Crop Progress (April 21, 2014)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

To no surprise planting progress in the state continues to lag the normal pace for this point in April.  The link below provides a visual summary of Arkansas and U.S. planting progress to date.  Information on wheat condition ratings and crop development are also included. 4-21-2014 Arkansas and US Crop Progress   A link to […]