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Wheat diseases mostly a no-show so far

Whether measured by the calendar or by wheat growth stage, the level of diseases in wheat fields across Arkansas appears to be unusually low. So far, only barley yellow dwarf has been confirmed from plots at Marianna. The probability of a stripe rust epidemic this year is extremely low. Given this lack of foliar fungal

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U.S. Crop Progress

USDA – NASS released its first U.S. Crop Progress report for 2014 this afternoon.  It included planting progress, as of April 6, for cotton, sorghum, and rice.  Winter wheat condition ratings were included as well.

Overall, U.S. sorghum and rice planting are lagging the 5-year average pace in all states, while

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Arkansas Crop Progress as of April 7

Rains and cool temperatures continue to slow planting progress and crop development. Today’s Crop Progress report released by the Arkansas NASS office indicated that only “2.8 days were suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 6, 2014”.  Planting progress for corn, rice, grain sorghum and soybeans is at or near that of 2013

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2014 Commodity Calendar

The link below includes a monthly listing of release dates for key USDA reports such as:  Crop Progress, Export Sales, Crop Production, Supply/Demand (WASDE), Acreage, and Grain Stocks.

2014 Commodity Calendar

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will begin release of its’ weekly U.S. Crop Progress reports on Monday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m.

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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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USDA Prospective Plantings report

The USDA released its March Prospective Plantings report today at 11:00 CDT.  This report provides the results of the first NASS survey of U.S. farmers planting intentions for 2014.

Corn:

USDA Prospective Plantings report

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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Wheat Growers Encouraged to Respond to National Survey on Wheat Scab

National survey on wheat and barley head scab

This spring, about 16,500 wheat and barley growers in 17 states (450 in Arkansas) will receive a questionnaire on Fusarium head blight (scab) from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Scab is a fungal disease that infects the heads of small grain plants. It can be severely

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