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Attention Arkansas soybean producers: Sustainability assessment due by March 10, 2014 for a chance to win free seed!

The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture in cooperation with The National Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture (NISA) is conducting an on-line assessment of the sustainability of the Arkansas soybean industry.  The National Sustainable Soybean Initiative (NSSI) is working toward streamlining sustainability for soybean growers by creating a coordinated national framework for assessing sustainability and communicating

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2013 Soybean performance results now available in the Soybean Update

Hundreds of soybean varieties are commercially available to growers in Arkansas. Varietal performance, including yield, varies according to location, environmental adaptability to soils, maturity, lodging, height, disease and nematode resistance, and herbicide and chloride sensitivity.  The information listed in these publications is largely derived from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Soybean Performance Trials

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2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials now available

The 2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials (ARPT) are now available by clicking the link or on the Publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog.  Printed copies will be available at county Extension offices in January.

Information from previous years can be found on the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture or Arkansas Variety Testing

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2013 soybean preliminary yield and disease screening results now available

Preliminary results from the 2013 Arkansas Full-Season RR and Non-RR Soybean Performance Test and the 2013 Arkansas Early Planted RR Soybean Performance Test are available at: http://arkansasvarietytesting.com/home/soybean/. Information for the 2013 trials will be updated as needed until final reports are posted. Also, the 2013 soybean cultivar disease screening results are available at http://arkansasvarietytesting.com/home/soybean/.  This program screens

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2013 Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Report

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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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2014 Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Quick Facts Now Available

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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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Preliminary Data for 2013 Yield Trials Now Available

Preliminary results from 2013 crop performance trials have been posted to the Arkansas Variety Testing website:  http://arkansasvarietytesting.com.

Preliminary results have now been posted for rice, soybean, corn, wheat, and grain sorghum.

Information for 2013 trials will be updated as needed until final reports are posted.

Arkansas peanut harvest exceeds expectations

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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Late season rains contribute to spread of SBR across Arkansas

Soybean rust has been confirmed in eighteen Arkansas counties:  Arkansas, Chicot, Cross, Drew, Desha, Green, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lonoke, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Prairie, Randolph, White, and Woodruff.  The number of positive counties is similar to mid-October in 2012 with a total count of 20.  Most of these observations were made within the past ten

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Dectes stem borer is making its presence known

We have been receiving numerous phone calls about Dectes stem borer in soybean this year.  We began seeing large numbers of adults in soybean fields as early as mid-June this year and populations appeared to peak in early- to mid-July.  Now we are beginning to receive reports of severe infestations in maturing Group IV and

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