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09
Jan
2014
Wheat Growers Encouraged to Respond to National Survey on Wheat Scab
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

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 […]

22
Dec
2013
2014 Crop Budgets Available
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

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. http://www.uaex.edu/depts/ag_economics/default.htm Comments: Based on current commodity prices and cost of production, Arkansas growers would be expected to […]

13
Nov
2013
Preliminary Data for 2013 Yield Trials Now Available
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

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.

25
Oct
2013
Crop Budgeting for 2014 Wheat
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

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 […]

18
Oct
2013
Fall Nitrogen Recommendations for Winter Wheat
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

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 […]

30
Sep
2013
Preplant P and K Considerations for Winter Wheat
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

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 […]

17
Sep
2013
September 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

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.

27
Aug
2013
Wheat and metribuzin
Author: Bob Scott, Professor & Extension Weed Scientist

Mississippi State has just published new wheat tolerance to metribuzin ratings. They can be found in the new Mississippi Wheat & Oat Variety Trials publication. [Click the link, or go to Go to www.msucares.com and look for Information Bulletin number 478, August 2013.]

21
Aug
2013
Wheat after corn or sorghum leads to higher risk for scab
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

Fusarium head blight or scab disease of wheat has been a minor problem in Arkansas since 1991 when scab contributed to the record low state average yield of 22 bushels / acre. Given that there are more than one million acres of corn and sorghum in Arkansas this year, a significant portion this fall’s wheat […]

19
Aug
2013
August 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of August 15, 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 harvested acreage information.