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11
Dec
2017
County Cotton Variety Trial Update
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist Many producers are in the process of booking seed for next year.  There are several new varieties in new technologies that are worthy of a look. Variety selection is perhaps the most important decision a producer makes.  Once planted, no amount of worry, work, or money can make up for […]

06
Dec
2017
2017 AR Rice Cultivar Testing Results
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The link to Rice Information Sheet No. 177 Arkansas Rice Cultivar Testing, 2015-2017 is provided below.  This contains the final results of the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials (ARPT), Producer Rice Evaluation Program (PREP) on-farm trials, and DD50 Planting Date studies. 2017 AR Rice Cultivar Testing Results This information will also be posted to the Arkansas […]

14
Nov
2017
Final 2017 Soybean Research Verification Program Update
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields have now been harvested. Verification Program fields averaged 62.4 bushels/acre overall, with 65 average bushels/acre for irrigated fields and 52.8 average bushels/acre for non-irrigated fields. Refer to table below for field specific information. 11-14-17 SRVP Final Update

06
Nov
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress for Week Ending Nov. 5, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For the week ending November 5, USDA reported Arkansas’ soybean harvest to be 94% complete, up from 89% last week.  The 5-year average for the week is 89% harvested.  In October, USDA estimated Arkansas would harvest 3.5 million acres of soybeans with a record state average yield of 51 bushels per acre.  USDA’s Crop Production […]

31
Oct
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Final Update – October 27, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields are harvested and yields are calculated. Program fields in the south had a yield average of 196 bushels/acre while those in the north averaged 176 bushels/acre for a combined yield average of 186 bushels/acre. This is a 20 bushel increase over the […]

30
Oct
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress (Oct. 29, 2017)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Harvest is winding down in Arkansas.  In Monday’s Crop Progress report, NASS estimated that soybean harvest was 89% complete as of October 29 and cotton harvest was 82% complete.    Soybean harvest compares to 91% complete at this point last year and the five year average pace of 82% .  Cotton harvest also lags last year’s […]

12
Oct
2017
Arkansas Crop Production Update (Oct. 12, 2017)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA made relatively few changes this month to Arkansas’ crop production forecast.  No acreage or yield changes were made this month in regard to soybeans or cotton. However, there were some adjustments to the state average corn and rice yields. Based on conditions as of October 1, Arkansas’ corn yield is expected to average 179 […]

10
Oct
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress (week ending October 8, 2017)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

From the USDA October 10, 2017 Crop Progress Report for Arkansas.  The full report can be downloaded at this link: Arkansas NASS Crop Progress Oct. 10, 2017 Another week of above normal temperatures and dry conditions allowed harvest to advance quickly for the week ending October 8th.  Weather stations around eastern Arkansas recorded average temperatures […]

06
Oct
2017
Cotton termination: Heat unit accumulation as of Oct. 6, 2017
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Sustainability Coordinator; and Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain in the season. […]

03
Oct
2017
Cotton termination: Heat unit accumulation as of Oct. 2, 2017
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Sustainability Coordinator; and Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain in the season. […]