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14
Apr
2015
Brake F2 Section 18 for Cotton
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Over the last week I have had several questions about Brake F2 herbicide in cotton.  This year Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri all filed and received Section 18 emergency use exemptions for pre-plant or preemerge applications of Brake F2 in cotton.    Brake F2 is a pre-mix combination of fluridone (Brake or Sonar) and fomesafen (Reflex) and […]

01
Apr
2015
Last Minute Burndowns and PRE Herbicides
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Judging by the phone calls lately, growers in Arkansas have been able to farm the last 2-3 days at least in a few select areas.  April is here and the feeling of urgency is in the air.  Many growers are scrambling to make final burndown applications and plant something.  Most of the questions I get […]

20
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-20-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 20, 2015                           No. 2015-5 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Tom Barber Planting Progress “Well, we’re waiting…”  Slight rain chances today and tomorrow followed by a 50% chance on Sunday lead into a few days of 70 degree weather.  More rain is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday though, which means […]

13
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-13-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 13, 2015                           No. 2015-4 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Tom Barber, Dr. Archie Flanders & Scott Stiles Planting Progress None yet!  The month of March is here which means so is the march toward rice is planting.  It’s difficult to believe with recent conditions (Picture 1), but there will be rice in the ground in […]

06
Oct
2014
Fall Residuals and Glyphosate-resistant Ryegrass
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Fall Herbicide Applications: Over the last several years fall herbicide applications have been increasing in use and popularity. Growers seem to like the idea of spraying a residual herbicide in the fall that will prevent any winter annual weed emergence, hopefully prior to planting. Two problems exist with this system. One, by preventing any winter […]

01
Apr
2014
Are you maximizing control with your herbicide application?
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

This is an interesting time in Arkansas agriculture as new technologies are on the horizon in many crops and resistant weeds are becoming more prevalent in all crops and across multiple modes of action.  We have screened multiple samples of barnyardgrass that contain 3-way resistance to Propanil, Facet, and Newpath (ALS) chemistry.  Also annual and […]

26
Feb
2014
2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN. More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture. A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will […]

07
Feb
2014
Winter annual burndown.. Will the weather cooperate?
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

It seems strange to talk about burndown as most of the state is under a winter weather advisory today.  Needless to say, control of winter annuals is going to be best when daytime high temperatures rise to the 50°F range.  Herbicide rate can compensate for cooler temperatures to some extent, but once temperatures drop below […]

24
Jun
2013
Resistant weed fact sheet now available online
Author: Bob Scott, Professor & Extension Weed Scientist

A new fact sheet, “The Spread of HerbicideResistant Weeds: What Should Growers Know?” is now available online for download. To obtain FSA2171, visit: http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publications/PDF/FSA-2171.pdf.

11
Mar
2013
2013 Arkansas Cotton Quick Facts Sheet Now Available
Author: Blake McClelland, Cotton Research Verification Coordinator

A new Cotton Quick Facts Sheet is now available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Cotton Program. Subjects on the quick facts sheet include: new cotton varieties, fertility recommendations as well as insect thresholds, termination intervals and many more subjects. The purpose of the fact sheet is to give producers, consultants and county […]