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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 […]

23
Feb
2013
2012 On-Farm Cotton Variety Performance Summary Released
Author: Blake McClelland, Cotton Research Verification Coordinator

The 2012 On-Farm Cotton Variety Performance Summary is now available on the University of Arkansas Extension website. It can be found by going to the publications link and searching the above title. Each year the University Of Arkansas Division Of Agriculture conducts several replicated on-farm demonstration trials to evaluate performance of a number of new […]

20
Feb
2013
Plant Management Network launches cotton resource website: Focus on Cotton
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this year. Focus on Cotton, a crop management resource that features monthly webcasts from noted experts in the cotton industry, is now online and available for viewing on the Plant Management Network’s Focus on Cotton home […]

17
Dec
2012
Make plans now for the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Monday, December 17, is the last day discounted room rates will be offered by the Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk hotels in San Antonio, Texas. Those are the headquarter hotels for the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 7-10. The National Cotton Council urges cotton industry members, university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel, consultants, equipment and service […]

18
Sep
2012
Watch Temperatures to Time Harvest Aid Application
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Cotton  defoliation and harvest progress has ceased due to current rainfall patterns through the weekend and the first part of the week.  Rainfall reports have ranged from 1.5 to 3 inches depending on location.  Cotton yields have been reported as low as 500 lbs lint/A on dryland to over 1300 lbs/A irrigated.  Only approximately 10% […]

22
Aug
2012
Cotton Defoliation
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

 Defoliation has started with some of the earlier planted cotton and dryland fields. The weather forecast continues to look optimum for defoliant applications. There is only a slight chance of rain over the weekend and a fairly clear week ahead. Temperatures remain high; therefore many products and combinations will work well. Most of this dry-land […]