I hear some saying that the crop season in 2014 will be a “normal” one following such a severe winter. Although I did not like the winter, my wish is that the cold temperature has effectively suppressed rice pathogens. However, since we cannot be sure of this and the source of inoculum for all diseases
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The soil fertility workshop that was scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart has been cancelled due to the ominous winter weather forecast with plans to reschedule it for later in the year. Please watch Arkansas Crops for a post indicating the new date and registration information.
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Registration for the 2014 Soil Fertility Workshops is now available. The first workshop will be held February 10, 2014 at ASU’s Cooper Alumni Center, Jonesboro. The second workshop will be held February 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart.
Some of this year’s topics will include:
How to build and maintain soil
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The 2014 Arkansas Rice Quick Facts are now available by clicking the link or on the Publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog. The Quick Facts are a one-page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture recommendations for Rice production. Laminated copies will be available at county Extension
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The 2013 Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program report is now available by clicking the link or by clicking the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops Blog.
The 2013 growing season was the fourteenth year for the Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program (CGSRVP). The CGSRVP is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, County Extension
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The 2014 Corn Quick Facts and 2014 Grain Sorghum Quick Facts are now available by clicking the respective links and also on the Publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crop Blog. The Quick Facts are a one page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Corn and Grain Sorghum
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This fall there are two key economic issues to consider in wheat production: lower grain prices and fertilizer costs.
A year ago, July ’13 wheat futures traded at $8.67. Today, July ’14 wheat trades at $7.04. The decline in wheat prices over the past year equates to about $98 per acre on an average 60
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Fall-seeded wheat generally does not require N fertilizer for establishment. Fall-applied N or preplant N can aid in the establishment of wheat under specific planting conditions and crop rotations, but should be managed on a case-by-case basis. Previous research has suggested the need for fall-applied N to help compensate for the large amount of crop
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Winter wheat planting is quickly approaching and considerations for preplant P and K applications should be made according to soil-test results and the intended summer rotation. The majority of wheat in Arkansas is double-cropped with soybean and therefore guidelines have been developed that allow producers to apply all of their P and K for both
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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
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