The 2013 Arkansas peanut crop is on track to have the highest yield and grade since peanut production returned to the state in 2010. Last year was a very good year for peanut production with an average yield of 4,500 lb/A and grade of 73. Though 40% of the runner peanut crop has yet to
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Sclerotinia blight was detected earlier this month in a commercial peanut field near Pocahontas, AR. This is a common soilborne disease of peanut in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, and North Carolina; however, until now it has not been reported in Arkansas. In fields with a history of sclerotinia blight it is common to have pod losses
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Though planting was delayed due to cool, wet weather in the spring and wet, cloudy conditions during pegging and pod formation were less than ideal for peanut production, overall, the crop is looking good to excellent. This year half of the total acres (~11,000) were planted in high oleic runners (GA09B, FloRun 107 and FL
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The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture is excited to announce the release of an app that will help producers calculate the dollar and nutritive value of manure and allow them to share results via email. Yesterday, I, along with Dr. Karl VanDevender, U of A Division of Agriculture Professor/Extension Engineer, released the “Manure Valuator” app for
Continue reading Need help calculating manure fertilizer? There’s an app for that.
With harvest rapidly approaching, all of you grain producers are no doubt hoping for a bumper crop and a timely harvest. With the tremendous increase in on-farm storage in Arkansas, chances are many of you will be drying and storing at least some of your harvest on-farm. While this puts you in control of your
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Recently, the apps that are currently available or are in development were unveiled at the Rice Expo in Stuttgart. The following is an overview of each app and its function:
Corn Advisor – Created in collaboration with Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist and Extension Soil Scientist Leo Espinoza, this a 24/7, pocket
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August 2nd promises to be an action-packed day filled with activities and information for the entire family at the 2013 Arkansas Rice Expo at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart. The expo will kick off at 8:00 a.m. with registration and exhibits. Field tours by U of A Division of Agriculture specialists begin at 8:30
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For the week ending April 23, 2013, the USDA/NASS reported 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 36 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 22 percent surplus. Low temperatures ranged from 30 to 44 degrees
Continue reading Arkansas soybean update – April 26, 2013
The annual publication of Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts is now available for download (pdf) from the Arkansas Row Crops Publications page. Soybean Quick Facts contains information on growth and development, seeding, seed treatments, weed, insect and disease control, irrigation, fertility and harvest.
You may view and save 2013 Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts here.
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
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