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Attention Arkansas soybean producers: Sustainability assessment due by March 10, 2014 for a chance to win free seed!

The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture in cooperation with The National Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture (NISA) is conducting an on-line assessment of the sustainability of the Arkansas soybean industry.  The National Sustainable Soybean Initiative (NSSI) is working toward streamlining sustainability for soybean growers by creating a coordinated national framework for assessing sustainability and communicating

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2013 Soybean performance results now available in the Soybean Update

Hundreds of soybean varieties are commercially available to growers in Arkansas. Varietal performance, including yield, varies according to location, environmental adaptability to soils, maturity, lodging, height, disease and nematode resistance, and herbicide and chloride sensitivity.  The information listed in these publications is largely derived from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Soybean Performance Trials

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2013 Cross Reference Guide for Common Soybean Varieties

Every year, the same soybean variety may be sold by several different seed companies under different brand names.  Two varieties that are genetically the same may not perform the same side by side in the field due to differences in environmental conditions and management practices among seed increase production fields.  How the seed is handled and

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2013 soybean preliminary yield and disease screening results now available

Preliminary results from the 2013 Arkansas Full-Season RR and Non-RR Soybean Performance Test and the 2013 Arkansas Early Planted RR Soybean Performance Test are available at: http://arkansasvarietytesting.com/home/soybean/. Information for the 2013 trials will be updated as needed until final reports are posted. Also, the 2013 soybean cultivar disease screening results are available at http://arkansasvarietytesting.com/home/soybean/.  This program screens

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2013 soybean metribuzin screening results now available

With the widespread problem of glyphosate resistant weeds, many soybean producers are relying on residual herbicides to control problematic weeds. Metribuzin (Sencor, Canopy, etc.) is a PSII inhibitor (Group 5) herbicide that provides residual control of an assortment of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds in soybean, including Palmer amaranth. With the extensive use of PPO inhibitors

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Preliminary Data for 2013 Yield Trials Now Available

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.

September 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released

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.

CountyCornCottonRiceSorghumSoybeanWheat TOTAL855,736291,9731,050,616117,5973,200,308650,591

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August 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released

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.

CountyCornCottonRiceSorghumSoybeanWheat TOTAL808,022256,323971,631102,0472,782,372646,106 Arkansas57,0091570,8281,293161,84728,156 Ashley45,72715,9814,53342143,1549,838

Benton616——7911,169

Boone132———-

Bradley403———-

Carroll713———-

Chicot55,55010,15824,5861,537113,95617,900

Clark407–1,4801234,4182,158

Clay37,93332,21664,6062,204114,14312,515

Cleburne14——28–

Conway2,873–1,70425417,7208,675

Craighead45,33754,18756,9602,984110,28412,128

Crawford2,378–2171,03012,0102,857

Crittenden8,7606,03412,2807,990116,03959,816

Cross12,4113,49865,3155,500160,72422,215

Desha64,6606,8289,5131,967126,6677,288

Drew21,2274,4967,1165131,9123,837

Faulkner928–1,815646,4373,282

Franklin396–62–1,426597

Greene21,5975,76161,5681,91162,87612,010

Hempstead——–183100

Hot Spring80–405–1,521133

Independence6,234–7,7551,68930,5604,294

Izard47——59119

Jackson14,55442252,1832,29788,55926,592

Jefferson54,2872,66055,438950110,04926,305

Johnson1,218——3,2011,425

Lafayette15,9056483,1642228,26411,089

Lawrence10,915–83,3562,85467,8826,219

Lee10,7179,6286,6515,39158,24350,112

Lincoln27,7727,51911,97827071,6914,309

Little River7,823–4433099,35910,430

Logan2,727—-225,5033,077

Lonoke43,8122,36266,899479113,45718,692

Madison———-234

Miller18,046–1151,24513,88828,703

Mississippi24,60857,80318,7753,546198,68567,960

Monroe28,8471,53237,1137,257114,53931,831

Nevada26———-

Perry264–9472932,035292

Phillips64,7414,32318,17724,748203,37943,819

Poinsett20,79311,63561,4142,251141,78430,460

Pope541–1,531–8,4044,336

Prairie13,05551546,82451889,15410,971

Pulaski4,773593,3711,01317,8275,999

Randolph8,516–29,0601,76736,8711,156

St. Francis18,21116,37226,47712,225132,20623,962

Sebastian398—-3802,6421,274

Sevier———-592

Stone31——1,278667

Washington207——39279

White8,797–9,84778429,1436,107

Woodruff19,4021,67146,6734,208130,65916,958

Yell1,602–454–6,8793,167

Join us in Stuttgart on August 2 for the 2013 Arkansas Rice Expo

2013 rice expo logo

August 2nd promises to be an action-packed day filled with activities and information for the entire family at the 2013 Arkansas Rice Expo at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart.  The expo will kick off at 8:00 a.m. with registration and exhibits.  Field tours by U of A Division of Agriculture specialists begin at 8:30

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Arkansas soybean update – June 7, 2013

For the week ending June 2, 2013, the USDA/NASS reported 4.5 days suitable for field work.  Topsoil moisture supplies were 3 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 38 percent surplus.  Subsoil moisture supplies were 5 percent short, 68 percent adequate and 27 percent surplus.

Producers had planted 58 percent of the soybean crop last week,

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