Peanut acreage declined in 2013 for all peanut producing regions of the U.S. In 2012, Arkansas had 18,000 acres and this year an estimated 11,000 acres, which was slightly higher than early estimates projected. The decline in acreage was related to lower peanut contract prices, high corn and soybean prices, and cold wet conditions
Continue reading Arkansas peanut growers plant more acres than early estimates projected
For the week ending June 2, 2013, the USDA/NASS reported 4.5 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture supplies were 3 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 38 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 5 percent short, 68 percent adequate and 27 percent surplus.
Producers had planted 58 percent of the soybean crop last
Continue reading Arkansas soybean update – June 7, 2013
Entry forms for the 2013 Race for 100 and Grow for the Green ($$$$) Soybean Yield Contest are available on the Arkansas Soybean Association website and can be found at:
Entry deadlines for the Race for 100 and Grow for the Green ($$$$) Soybean Yield Challenge are due August 1, 2013.
Continue reading Entries now being accepted for 2013 Arkansas Race for 100 and Grow for the Green ($$$$) Soybean Yield Challenge
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.
The 2010-2012 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials (ARPT) are now available by clicking the link or on the Publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crop Blog.
Information from previous years can be found on the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture or Arkansas Variety Testing websites.
Information contained in the ARPT publication includes:
Continue reading 2010-2012 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials now available
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
Continue reading Plant Management Network launches cotton resource website: Focus on Cotton
The 2012 growing season was the thirtieth year for the Rice Research Verification Program (RRVP). The RRVP is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, county extension agents, extension specialists, and researchers. The RRVP is an on-farm demonstration of all the research-based recommendations developed by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture for the purpose of
Continue reading 2012 Rice Research Verification Program summary report now available
The task of grain handling on the farm and at grain handling facilities can be quite dangerous. Farmers and workers need to be aware of common hazards when handling all grains including but not limited to corn, rice, soybeans, wheat, and milo. Grain bins, in particular, can be hazardous and need to be operated
Continue reading Use caution when handling grain
Each year, numerous soybean varieties are commercially available to growers in Arkansas. However, only a limited number of soybean varieties have been tested in Arkansas at April plantings. Yield performance in early (April) plantings varies according to location, adaptability to soils, relative maturity, lodging, shattering potential, disease and nematode resistance, as well as herbicide
Continue reading Need help selecting soybean varieties? 2012 Soybean Updates now available
Monday, December 17, is the last day discounted room rates will be offered by the Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk hotels in San Antonio, Texas. Those are the headquarter hotels for the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 7-10.
The National Cotton Council urges cotton industry members, university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel, consultants, equipment and
Continue reading Make plans now for the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences
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