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30
Sep
2016
Jefferson County Cover Crops Meeting October 5th
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

A winter cover crops meeting will be held at the Jefferson County Extension Office from 1-5 pm on Wednesday October 5th. Topics will include: Cover Crop Selection, Agronomic Benefits of Cover Crops, How Cover Crops Influence Water Quality, Weed Suppression with Cover Crops,  Pest Considerations when Using Winter Cover Crops and Nutrient Retention Associated with […]

23
Jun
2016
Research lacking to back claims for foliar-applied fertilizers
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Nathan Slaton, Rick Norman, Trent Roberts, Jason Kelley, Jarrod Hardke, Bill Robertson, Jeremy Ross and Leo Espinoza; University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Farmers must ask at least two fundamental questions about every product they are asked to purchase and apply to their crop: What is the frequency of crop response and what […]

18
Mar
2016
2016 Rice Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The 2016 Rice Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations are now available HERE.  If you have any questions or if there is a cultivar not listed thy you would like information on, please contact us. All rice production information can be found at http://uaex.edu/rice.  

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 […]

26
Jan
2016
New and updated recommendations for phosphorus fertilizer
Author: Nathan Slaton, Professor & Director of Soil Testing

By Nathan Slaton, Professor and Trenton Roberts, Assistant Professor – Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Phosphorus fertilizer recommendations for rice and soybean were revised in December 2015 based on soil-test information and rice and soybean yield response results from nearly 150 phosphorus (P) fertilization trials.  The old and new soil-test level definitions are shown in […]

01
Oct
2015
Cereal Rye: Cover Crop Workhorse Part 3 in a Series
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

Overview Cereal rye is a winter cereal crop that has garnered a lot of well-deserved attention in the cover crop world. As far as cover crops go in the Mid-south region, cereal rye is a workhorse that is hard to beat in terms of the benefits that can be gained for the relatively low input […]

09
Sep
2015
Tillage Radish- Not just for Tillage! Part 2 in a Series
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

By Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crops, Soil & Environmental Sciences Overview The tillage radish or daikon radish has been bred/developed to produce a large taproot and penetrate compacted soil layers in an effort to increases soil aeration, water infiltration, decrease compaction and provide increased rooting depth opportunities to successive crops. Tillage radish are often promoted to […]

28
Aug
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 8-28-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 28, 2015                         No. 2015-26 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, & Scott Stiles Crop Overview The old saying goes if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all.  I do wish there were nicer things to say right now, but hopefully better days are on the horizon. To echo […]

25
Aug
2015
Cover Crops Require Planning for Success. Part 1 in a Series
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

By Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crops, Soil and Environmental Sciences If you are considering implementing winter cover crops into your crop rotation this fall the single biggest piece of advice that I can give you is to PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. The potential benefits of cover crops can be easily lost if you do not […]

26
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-26-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 26, 2015                             No. 2015-18 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress It’s been a long, hot week for much of the state with little rainfall since last weekend.  That is expected to change tonight with heavy thunderstorms on the way for the eastern half of Arkansas.  Those […]