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Smartphone apps and web applications available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

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

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Prospective Plantings report: Ark cotton, rice acres down

GETTING READY — A spray buggy runs ahead of the planter to get a pre-emerge herbicide down as corn planting season begins in Chicot County, Arkansas. (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Gus Wilson.)

Arkansas’ cotton acres were expected to plummet, and rice acres to shrink slightly in 2013, but winter

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Gulf dead zone, fracking on Nov. 8 water law conference agenda

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,”

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Soybean Podcast: Early soybean harvest

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.

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Conference focuses on Arkansas soybean research

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

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USDA’s Ark. cotton forecast slashed from November

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.

SANDBLASTED — Wind-driven sand scoured many acres of cotton back in June 2011. (University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture photo by Dave Freeze)

Friday’s figure

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Cartwright earns Rice Industry Award

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 works in a field in Faulkner County.

Cartwright received the honor Thursday during the USA Rice Outlook Conference in Austin, Texas. Another Arkansan

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Ark farmers looking at fieldwork ‘do-overs’ as daily rainfall records fall

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

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Soybean harvest end tantalizingly close

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

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Soy, rice on agenda at Jan. 4 Lonoke-Pulaski Ag Day

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.

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