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
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The warmest March on record has put cotton growers in a frenzy, highly anticipating and gearing up for planting cotton in 2012. We all know that planting any cotton prior to Easter is a risky decision. With that being said, there is cotton in Arkansas that is up to a perfect stand in
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JONESBORO, Ark. – Acreage in the nation’s top rice growing state is expected to be at its lowest point since 1989, while corn acres in Arkansas are expected to overtake cotton acres for the first time since 1940, Scott Stiles, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said Friday.
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Several helpful publications have recently been made available on www.arkansascrops.com. These are found by subject (crop, insect, disease, soils) on the Publications page accessed by clicking the Publications tab at the top of the Arkansas Crops home page.
The latest publications added to the website are:
2011 Corn and Grain Sorghum Standardized County Hybrid
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Harvest aid applications have been in full force since last week. Pay close attention to the weather forecast, especially temperatures and rain chances before making applications.In cooler temperatures application rates of thidiazuron (Dropp, etc.), ethephon (Prep, etc.) and tribufos (Def, etc.) will need to be increased according to the environmental conditions. If temperatures fall below an
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The link to the August 26th Multi-State defoliation training is now available. There were some issues with the live streaming link but the entire training was recorded and can be found at the link below.
Click on: http://vmc.ext.msstate.edu/viewerportal/vmc/video.do?eventId=5414 Once you enter the time zone information the link will open the videoconference. To make the video
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Cotton defoliation is right around the corner. To that end, Mississippi State University in conjunction with the University of Tennessee and the University of Arkansas will host a cotton defoliation training session through interactive video conference technology, as well as through streaming video via the internet. Presentations will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, August
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A new weather data collection system for calculation of accumulated heat units is in place in every cotton-producing county in the state, and the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is offering the first mobile application of such a program which can be easily downloaded to any mobile device for easy, convenient access. The
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Cotton Status: The 2011 Arkansas cotton crop has turned around and looks good in most counties, especially where irrigation was initiated on time and held to a fairly strict schedule. The Arkansas Agricultural Statistics Service ranks 47% of the Arkansas cotton crop in the good to excellent category, 35% fair and 18% poor or
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Bacterial blight, a disease that has not been of economic significance in Arkansas for years, has been detected in numerous cotton fields in northeastern Arkansas, as well as in some fields in the southeastern part of the state and some areas of Mississippi over the last two weeks. The disease has been confirmed in
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