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Cotton Update

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

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Herbicide Resistant Weed Management Training II Course Registration Form Due Today

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

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Regulating cotton growth

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

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Cotton Update for the week of June 27, 2012

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

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Move Irrigation To Top Of “TO DO” List

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

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First 48 Hours Critical For Cotton

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 several

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Ark rice acres could be lowest since ’89

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.

The National

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New Items Available Under Publications Tab

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 Trials

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Effective Defoliation: Temperatures Make a Difference

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 average

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2011 Defoliation Training Video Available

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 full

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