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Arkansas Rice Update 6-24-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke June 24, 2016  No. 2016-15       Crop Progress Standing outside has felt like standing in front of either a hot blowdryer or a blowtorch depending on your perspective.  Hot, humid conditions have the rice crop progressing well, but all those out in […]

Crop pest scouting schools set for May 24 in McGehee and May 25 in Jonesboro
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Crop pest scouting schools will be conducted on May 24 (McGehee) and May 25 (Jonesboro), 2016.  This year we have added sections on plant diseases.  The schools are classroom setting, providing information on identification and scouting techniques for insect and disease pests of cotton, soybean, rice, corn and grain […]

EPA posting a 15-day comment period on Section 18 for Transform on cotton
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The Section 18 for the use of Transform (sulfoxaflor) use in cotton in the states of AR, MS and TN will have a 15 day comment period ending May 20, 2016. The link to post a comment is: I know everyone is busy this time of year and it’s […]

When Rice is Ready to Flood, but Field and Levees Aren’t
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The heavy rains that hit the state a week ago have left many well prepared fields in rough shape. Washed out levee gates and blown levees are all too common. For many of these fields there’s plenty of time to get things patched up. But for some out there, the rice is reaching time to […]

Using irrigation water management to improve the bottom line
Author: Chris Henry, Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer, Rice Research and Extension Center

By Chris Henry, Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer Last summer the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture implemented over 30  Irrigation Water Management (IWM) demonstrations. Workshops in Jonesboro and Stuttgart will provide producers a chance to hear details that were compiled from irrigation water management demonstrations last summer on cooperating farms.  The presentations will begin […]

Roundup Xtend approval: What does it mean for Arkansas producers?
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Monsanto announced Wednesday that Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean have gained import approval in China. This is long-awaited news for Arkansas producers, as seed for planting this technology has been available for at least a year now. Researchers at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have been […]

Extension risk management education: new resources available
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Another year of low crop prices is projected to have 2016 revenue less than sufficient to cover production costs. The current financial situation calls for producers to consider all aspects of risk management as profit margins are decreased from normal levels. Input costs for fertilizer and fuel have declined slightly […]

Arkansas Rice Expo on Friday, August 7th
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The Arkansas Rice Expo opens at 8 a.m. at the Grand Prairie Center, 2709 U.S. 165 in Stuttgart, AR.  There is no cost to attend and the event ends with a catfish lunch.  Fields tours of research plots, food demonstrations, and family fun are all part of the expo, a salute by the University of Arkansas […]

Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge entry deadline August 1, 2015
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist-Soybean  The entry deadline for the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge is fast approaching. The deadline to submit entry forms is August 1, 2015. Entry forms, rules, and regulations can be found on the Arkansas Soybean Association website ( or by clicking here. The 2015 Grow for the Green […]

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. […]