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Soybean growers: Keep nematodes in mind

Nematodes are common pests in many soybean fields in the state.  Sometimes called the “hidden enemy”, root-knot, soybean cyst, and reniform nematodes can be costly if they are ignored.  Because they are not visible, damage caused by nematodes  is often overlooked.  Nematode are microscopic root-parasites, and the symptoms they cause, including plant stunting, yellowing of

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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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Cruiser (thiamethoxam) seed treatment may be ineffective on tobacco thrips in cotton

In the last few years we have been seeing the need for foliar thrips applications in cotton, even though seed was treated with an Insecticide Seed Treatment (IST). Growers and consultants have been frustrated with the need for foliar applications to protect cotton from thrips after spending $15 per acre for a seed treatment and

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Smartphone apps and web applications available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Recently, the apps that are currently available or are in development were unveiled at the Rice Expo in Stuttgart.  The following is an overview of each app and its function:

Corn Advisor – Created in collaboration with Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist and Extension Soil Scientist Leo Espinoza, this a 24/7, pocket

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2013 Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts now available

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.

Plant Management Network launches cotton resource website: Focus on Cotton

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 home

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Need help selecting soybean varieties? 2012 Soybean Updates now available

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 and

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Make plans now for the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

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 service

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2011 Soybean Variety Information Now Available

Soybean varietal information can be found in the the 2011 Soybean Updates.  Click the links below to access the pdf files of the information.  The three Soybean Updates are 1)Early Season RoundUp Ready, 2)Full Season RoundUp Ready, and 3)Full Season Conventional and LibertyLink.  Each Soybean Update contains yield data, agronomic characteristics, disease ratings, and nematode

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2011 Arkansas Soybean Performance Tests Report Now Available

The 2011 Arkansas Soybean Performance Tests Report is now available online at:  www.arkansasvarietytesting.com .  It can be found by clicking on the “2011” under the “Reports” menu on the soybean page.  Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer to view the report.  Soybean disease screening information is also available for 2011 by clicking “Disease Ratings”

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