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
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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
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Rice planting is in full swing and with pre-flood nitrogen (N) applications fast approaching careful consideration should be given to identification of the proper N rate and time of application for your rice crop. The 2013 recommended N rates and distribution for rice cultivars is now available on the University of Arkansas Division of
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While driving through the Delta the past two falls I wasn’t sure if I was in rice country or hay country. There have been more round bales in Eastern Arkansas than you can count. Anyone who has grown rice or corn knows that there is plenty of straw and stubble following harvest
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Spend two minutes with University of Arkansas Professor Nathan Slaton as he talks about leaf sampling as a step toward diagnosing problems in soybeans.
The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.
Weather: The forecast in eastern Arkansas for the next 10 days is for cooler weather with highs in 70s and 80s, lows in
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Story by Fred Miller
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture revised its recommendations for phosphorus fertilizer applications to soybean fields in 2010 and Division scientists expect further revisions in the near future.
“In ongoing research funded primarily by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, we’ve had close to 50 different
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To get the most out of your crop, you need to get the most out of your soil. Spend two minutes with Nathan Slaton, professor and director of soil testing for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, for a quick survey of soil testing.
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1. What is the availability of P and K in poultry litter?
The availability of P and K in litter is generally believed to be similar to that in inorganic fertilizers like muriate of potash (0-0-60) and triple superphosphate (0-46-0). Some state recommendations suggest that only 60 to 90% of the P is
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The nutritional needs of soybean must be satisfied to produce high soybean yields. Conventional soybean fertilization practices in Arkansas usually focus on phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilization, which is the topic of this discussion arranged in a question and answer format.
How accurate are soil test results in predicting whether soybean yields will
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