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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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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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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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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The University of Arkansas 2014 Crop Budgets are now available on-line. Users have the option of accessing the budgets in one of two (2) formats; pdf or Microsoft Excel.
The budgets can be found at the link below.
Based on current commodity prices and cost of production, Arkansas growers would be expected to
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Preliminary results from 2013 crop performance trials have been posted to the Arkansas Variety Testing website: http://arkansasvarietytesting.com.
Preliminary results have now been posted for rice, soybean, corn, wheat, and grain sorghum.
Information for 2013 trials will be updated as needed until final reports are posted.
This fall there are two key economic issues to consider in wheat production: lower grain prices and fertilizer costs.
A year ago, July ’13 wheat futures traded at $8.67. Today, July ’14 wheat trades at $7.04. The decline in wheat prices over the past year equates to about $98 per acre on an average 60
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Fall-seeded wheat generally does not require N fertilizer for establishment. Fall-applied N or preplant N can aid in the establishment of wheat under specific planting conditions and crop rotations, but should be managed on a case-by-case basis. Previous research has suggested the need for fall-applied N to help compensate for the large amount of crop
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Winter wheat planting is quickly approaching and considerations for preplant P and K applications should be made according to soil-test results and the intended summer rotation. The majority of wheat in Arkansas is double-cropped with soybean and therefore guidelines have been developed that allow producers to apply all of their P and K for both
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September 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage
The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of September 17, 2013. This information is subject to change as further updates are released each month. The final report for the year will be released in January, including final harvest acreage information.
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