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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 […]

26
Feb
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 2-26-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Tom Barber, Dr. Archie Flanders, Dr. Nathan Slaton, & Scott Stiles February 26, 2016  No. 2016-01 www.uaex.edu/rice   Crop Outlook 2015 is in the past, behind us, let’s just try to forget most everything about it.  The majority of folks seem to be settled on what cultivars they’re growing […]

22
Feb
2016
Tillage Radish Termination/Burndown Options
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

It is time to start thinking about spring burndown/termination of winter cover crops, especially tillage radish. The past winter was relatively mild compared to normal and the recent warm weather has initiated spring greenup of many winter cover crops, including tillage radish. Typically, early planted tillage radish (planting prior to Oct. 15th) will get large […]

03
Feb
2016
Roundup Xtend approval: What does it mean for Arkansas producers?
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Monsanto announced Wednesday that Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean have gained import approval in China. This is long-awaited news for Arkansas producers, as seed for planting this technology has been available for at least a year now. Researchers at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have been […]

31
Jul
2015
Harvest Aids for Grain Sorghum
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By: Jason Kelley, Tom Barber, Gus Lorenz, Glenn Studebaker, and Nick Seiter As we approach grain sorghum harvest, many are considering using a harvest aid. There are pros and cons to using a harvest aid. The greatest benefits are that they can dry down green plant and or weed material to allow quicker, more efficient […]

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 […]