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07
May
2018
New Row Crop Helpline Now Available!
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

With the help of our IT staff, Extension is happy to announce that we now have a system in place for row crop specialists to post audio reports for growers and consultants.  These reports will be posted by respective specialists on an as-needed basis for corn, cotton, rice, sorghum, soybean, and wheat covering all aspects […]

27
Apr
2018
Residuals still backbone for cotton weed control
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Cotton acres are likely to increase this year, and I have talked to a couple that are growing cotton for the first time so it appears cotton is making a comeback!  Several new technologies are available now that weren’t 5 years ago but regardless of the variety or technology […]

27
Apr
2018
Horseweed causing problems in some areas
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Horseweed (marestail) has always been an issue at spring burndown prior to planting.  In the early 2000’s, it became a much bigger problem in the Southern US by developing resistance to glyphosate (Roundup).  Horseweed can germinate and grow in a wide range of temperatures; it commonly emerges in the […]

30
Mar
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 3-30-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke, Gus Lorenz, Tom Barber, & Yeshi Wamishe March 30, 2018  No. 2018-05                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress It looks like recently planted rice is going to need a snorkel for the next week.  Several inches of rain this week across the entire Arkansas Delta with […]

22
Mar
2018
Cover Crop Infographic Checklist for Termination/Burndown
Author: Trenton Roberts, Associate Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

As spring planting approaches, so is the time to make plans for managing winter cover crops. This spring, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is rolling out a series of infographics to help cover crop users with their decision-making. More Arkansas growers are using or considering use of cover crops as a sustainable […]

23
Feb
2018
Control winter weeds prior to planting
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Heavy rainfall this week has left ample opportunity for time to think and make plans for the upcoming planting season.  First to everyone’s mind may be; “what can I spray to control winter weeds and plant immediately?”  This is the question I have been getting a lot lately especially […]

12
Jun
2017
Damage reports from dicamba pouring in over the last 2 weeks
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Last season the Arkansas State Plant Board received a total of 32 drift complaints resulting from applications of various formulations of dicamba herbicide made to Xtend crops, mostly cotton.  This year the release and approval of Engenia herbicide (an improved formulation with reduced volatility) was registered in Arkansas and […]

29
Jul
2016
Dicamba Effects on Soybean Seed and Off-spring
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Two weeks ago, I wrote an article on the effects of dicamba drift on soybean and potential yield reduction (click here for article).  Basically to sum it up for yield loss, the most sensitive stages where yield loss can result from off-target movement of dicamba ranges from late vegetative […]

07
Jul
2016
Dicamba Drift and Potential Effects on Soybean Yield
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Driving around the Midsouth, especially in the Missouri Bootheel, West Tennessee and some areas of Northeast Arkansas it is not hard to find soybean fields that look similar to the picture below.  Several thousand acres have been affected by either drift, volatility, temperature inversions or tank contamination from dicamba herbicide applications.  No matter how many […]

17
Mar
2016
Weed control programs that maximize corn yield
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Recent heavy rainfall has left many Arkansas corn producers feeling behind all of a sudden on corn planting.  Last I checked the temperatures could get pretty cold this weekend so leaving that seed in the bag over the next week or so is probably not a bad idea.  I did receive a couple calls this […]