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09
Aug
2013
Smartphone apps and web applications available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Author: Dharmendra Saraswat, Extension Engineer-Geospatial Technologies

Recently, the apps that are currently available or are in development were unveiled at the Rice Expo in Stuttgart.  The following is an overview of each app and its function: Corn Advisor – Created in collaboration with Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist and Extension Soil Scientist Leo Espinoza, this a 24/7, pocket […]

28
Mar
2013
Prospective Plantings report: Ark cotton, rice acres down
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Arkansas’ cotton acres were expected to plummet, and rice acres to shrink slightly in 2013, but winter wheat and corn would expand, according to the “Prospective Plantings” report issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report indicated what producers’ intentions for their farmland were when they were asked in early March.  “Given the […]

26
Oct
2012
Gulf dead zone, fracking on Nov. 8 water law conference agenda
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico and fracking are on the agenda for the Nov. 8 “Water: The Choices: Water Law and Policy Conference” being held at the C.A. Vine Arkansas 4-H Center. The conference keynote speaker is Joseph Dellapenna, law professor at Villanova University, a co-author of “Water and Water Rights,” the […]

24
Aug
2012
Soybean Podcast: Early soybean harvest
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Combines all over the state have been busy as we enter peak harvest season. In this week’s soybean podcast county agent Robert Goodson shares with us a report on what this early harvest can come to mean for our producers this season. View Podcast

15
Dec
2011
Conference focuses on Arkansas soybean research
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

By Fred Miller, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Communications STUTTGART, Ark. — The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board is funding more than 35 research projects aimed at increasing or protecting crop yields for Arkansas growers, said Lanny Ashlock, assistant vice president for special programs for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the […]

09
Dec
2011
USDA’s Ark. cotton forecast slashed from November
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

JONESBORO, Ark.  – USDA on Friday slashed its forecast cotton yield for Arkansas to 938 pounds per acre, down sharply from its November estimate of 996 pounds per acre. Friday’s figure is well off last year’s yield of 1,045 pounds per acre last year, but the current forecast isn’t a surprise considering the level of […]

09
Dec
2011
Cartwright earns Rice Industry Award
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

LITTLE ROCK – Rick Cartwright, associate director of agriculture and natural resources for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, has been honored for his work with the 2011Rice Industry Award. Cartwright received the honor Thursday during the USA Rice Outlook Conference in Austin, Texas. Another Arkansan also was honored at the conference. Mark Wimpy of […]

05
Dec
2011
Ark farmers looking at fieldwork ‘do-overs’ as daily rainfall records fall
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas row crop farmers may be redoing field prep for 2012 spring planting in the wake of a slow-moving front that toppled daily rainfall records, while in northwest and southwest Arkansas, ponds and groundwater were getting a much-needed recharge. Extension agents for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture were reporting more […]

02
Dec
2011
Soybean harvest end tantalizingly close
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts: Soybeans at 98 percent harvested Cotton harvest complete Winter wheat 98 percent planted; 92 percent emerged NWS forecasting significant rain south and east of I-30/U.S. 67 LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas’ 2011 harvest is tantalizingly close to completion, with only 2 percent of soybeans left to cut, but expected heavy rain this weekend means […]

22
Nov
2011
Soy, rice on agenda at Jan. 4 Lonoke-Pulaski Ag Day
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

LONOKE, Ark. – Start the 2012 rice and soybean season off right at Ag Day, set for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the Lonoke Agricultural Center on U.S. 70, just east of Lonoke. The meeting, hosted jointly by the Lonoke and Pulaski county extension offices, begins at 9:00 a.m. There is no cost to attend. […]