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23
Apr
2015
Update on Scab Management for Arkansas Wheat
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

Fusarium head blight (scab) is a fungal disease of wheat that causes yield loss as well as grain quality issues.  Arkansas has been fortunate in past years that fusarium head blight has not been a widespread problem, although parts of Northeast Arkansas had problems with this disease last year, resulting in low yields and poor […]

23
Apr
2015
Updated mobile app for crop enterprise budgets
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

The mobile app for the 2015 Crop Enterprise Budgets has been updated to the latest iOS version for iPhone and iPad. Users select from among the available budgets and may evaluate costs and returns at alternative prices received and crop yields. The mobile app is flexible for revising per acre costs of production inputs. Combinations […]

13
Apr
2015
Arkansas 2015 Planting Progress
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

Summary: Today’s weekly Crop Progress and Condition report from the Arkansas NASS field office continues to reveal the slower-than-average 2015 planting pace. Excess precipitation, mainly in the northeastern counties of the state, is slowing overall planting progress. Corn planting is 51% complete as of April 12, compared to a five-year average pace of 58%. Rice […]

31
Mar
2015
Trends in net returns for Arkansas field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Decreased commodity prices led to decreased 2014 net returns for all Arkansas field crops. Excellent yields in 2014 supported net returns from the effects of lower crop prices. Historical yield records were realized for cotton, corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat. Grain sorghum had the second highest yield on record. Net returns to land and management […]

20
Mar
2015
Struggles with Topdressing Nitrogen to Wheat
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Wheat Topdressing Struggles It has been a struggle to get topdress nitrogen applied to wheat this winter to say the least. If the first application of nitrogen was not applied in late January or early February, chances are most have not been able to apply any nitrogen yet or the little nitrogen that has been […]

06
Mar
2015
Additional Farm Bill webinar and workshops added in March
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts: * Four additional in-person workshops have been added to the March calendar * Workshops in Jonesboro, Forrest City and Wynne * One additional webinar added March 5 LITTLE ROCK  — University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture experts will be delivering four additional decision aid workshops, as well as an additional online webinar, […]

06
Mar
2015
Irrigation Expo set for March 10, 2015 at Stuttgart
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts: Arkansas Irrigation Expo rescheduled March 10 at Stuttgart Agenda covers pumping, remote sensing, cover crops and more Event to be held at Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart Arkansas Irrigation Expo set for March 10 at Stuttgart LITTLE ROCK – Organizers have set a new date – March 10 – for the Arkansas Irrigation […]

24
Feb
2015
Upcoming deadlines for 2014 Farm Bill considerations
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Producers and land owners have upcoming decisions to select among alternative risk management programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill. Land owners have until February 27 to schedule an appointment with the county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for reallocating base acreage and updating payment yields. Deadline for program enrollment with FSA in Price Loss […]

11
Feb
2015
Wheat stripe rust update – Feb. 10, 2015
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

The recent weather has been conducive to stripe rust. Conditions favorable for disease development and spread include morning dew on the leaves, high winds, and nighttime temperatures in the 40s and 50s. A number of fields in multiple counties have been confirmed (see map below) and many fields have enough stripe rust to be at […]

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 […]