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29
Jan
2015
Wheat stripe rust is on the move in Arkansas
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

Stripe rust has been confirmed on wheat in eastern Lincoln Co., Arkansas. Other reports have indicated wheat affected in fields in Lee Co. Much like 2012 and 2013, the disease is appearing early in the season and will have to be managed sooner rather than later. In affected fields, yellow orange pustules of the fungus […]

22
Jan
2015
Make plans to attend the 2015 soil fertility workshop Feb. 19
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

The Arkansas Plant Food Association, in collaboration with The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture would like to invite you to participate in the 2015 Soil Fertility Workshop. The workshop will be held February 19 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart.  Topics will include a review of basic concepts, P and K […]

08
Jan
2015
Six Farm Bill webinars scheduled during January
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The first in a series of Farm Bill webinars that will extend through March, each covering a different facet of law and its effects on farming in Arkansas, have been scheduled through the month of January. The webinars will be hosted by experts from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Farm […]

08
Jan
2015
USDA Reports
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

A number of major USDA reports will be released Monday January 12, 2015. Of particular interest will be the NASS Crop Production Annual which will provide the final U.S. crop production estimates for 2014.   The closely watched monthly World Ag Supply/Demand Estimates will be released as well. Monday, 1/12/2015   Much discussion has been centered […]

11
Nov
2014
Nov. 19 webinar will provide background and status of GMO labeling laws
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and whether food labels should note their presence in products, has become a center of a heated debate among consumers, the food industry and lawmakers. “This is a controversial topic that has big implications for the food system,” said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law […]

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 […]