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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 […]

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

According to the latest crop update released by the USDA, approximately 31% of the Arkansas cotton crop contains an open boll, well ahead of our average 5 year maturity of only 13% at this time.  Several thousand acres of cotton will be defoliated by the end of this week.  The Arkansas cotton crop was rated this week […]

20
Aug
2012
Herbicide Resistant Weed Management Training II Course Registration Form Due Today
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Herbicide Resistant Weed Management Training II is being offered in three locations from Aug. 29-31.  The first session will be held Aug. 29 at the Craighead County extension office in Jonesboro, the second on Aug. 30 at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff, and the final session will be conducted Aug. 31 at […]

27
Jun
2012
Regulating cotton growth
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Several questions regarding plant growth regulators have been asked, especially for specific varieties that are fairly new to Arkansas production.  Keep in mind that a high fruit retention is the best growth regulator for any cotton crop, and if the fields are blooming at 7 NAWF or less, no growth regulators are warranted.  As a […]

27
Jun
2012
Cotton Update for the week of June 27, 2012
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

The Arkansas cotton crop continues to develop at a record pace.  Cotton that was planted the last week of March through early April looks good and has been blooming for 2 weeks now.  The cotton that was planted the third and fourth weeks of April struggled to grow off early due to cooler temps, injury […]

25
May
2012
Move Irrigation To Top Of “TO DO” List
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

This is one of the earliest planted cotton crops in Arkansas history with 80 percent of the crop planted by May 6th and all of it planted by May 15th.  Cotton growth ranges from cotyledons to 10 nodes with 4 squares.  Fields planted the last week of March and first couple weeks of April look good for […]