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09
Jun
2015
Attention soybean producers and agents: Free nematode sampling offer
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

To: Agents, Agriculture and Staff Chairs in Soybean-Producing Counties From: Terry Kirkpatrick, Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, in partnership with the Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory, will again be offering a “no cost” opportunity for county agents, consultants, and growers to survey their Arkansas soybean fields this summer and fall for nematodes. […]

20
Mar
2015
RFD TV features Rice Research Verification Program’s successes
Author: Kim Rowe, Program Associate

Recently, a segment highlighting the successful Arkansas Rice Research Verification Program was featured on RFD TV, rural America’s television network.  Ralph Mazzanti, the program’s coordinator spoke about the program’s mission, function, and future for Arkansas’ rice farmers and the recent success of the program last growing season in Chicot County. The segment on RFD TV […]

13
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-13-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 13, 2015                           No. 2015-4 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Tom Barber, Dr. Archie Flanders & Scott Stiles Planting Progress None yet!  The month of March is here which means so is the march toward rice is planting.  It’s difficult to believe with recent conditions (Picture 1), but there will be rice in the ground in […]

06
Mar
2015
Additional Farm Bill webinar and workshops added in March
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts: * Four additional in-person workshops have been added to the March calendar * Workshops in Jonesboro, Forrest City and Wynne * One additional webinar added March 5 LITTLE ROCK  — University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture experts will be delivering four additional decision aid workshops, as well as an additional online webinar, […]

26
Feb
2015
Cotton base acreage in the 2014 Farm Bill
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Cotton is no longer a covered commodity eligible for enrollment in programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill. Existing 2013 cotton base acreage is now generic base acreage. Generic base acreage is allocated annually to each covered crop planted. This is a departure from previous farm bills in which established base acreage was fixed. Generic […]

20
Feb
2015
Cover Crop Workshop March 12th at Rice Research and Extension Center
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

Make plans to attend the University of Arkansas Cover Crops Workshop set for March 12th at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart, AR. Attendance is free and lunch will be provided. CEU’s will be offered including 1.5 hours of Crop Management, 0.5 of Pest Management and 2.0 hours of Soil and Water credits.  […]

08
Jan
2015
Six Farm Bill webinars scheduled during January
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The first in a series of Farm Bill webinars that will extend through March, each covering a different facet of law and its effects on farming in Arkansas, have been scheduled through the month of January. The webinars will be hosted by experts from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Farm […]

05
Nov
2014
U of A specialists to present at 18th annual MidAmerica Farmer Grower conferences
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

On January 14-16, 2015, the Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA will be the center of ag production information and innovation. Featuring over 100 researchers and producers as guest speakers, the conferences are the coordinated effort of seven mid-south universities and sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, the US Rice Producers Association, the United Soybean Board and MidAmerica […]

31
Oct
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 10-31-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

October 31, 2014                       No. 2014-30 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, & Scott Stiles Harvest Summary The end is near or is it here?  Harvested acreage numbers on Monday were 95% so we’re right there.  Overall a difficult year that most are glad to see in the rearview mirror.  There’s not a lot of time […]

24
Oct
2014
Farm Bill workshops for crop producers
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

October 22, 2014  FSA, Division of Ag offer dozen-plus Farm Bill workshops for crop producers Fast Facts More than a dozen Farm Bill workshops planned across Arkansas Learn to use web-based decision tools Includes discussion of Yield Update, Base Reallocation, ARC, PLC, and SCO LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas crop producers will have more than a […]