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23
Nov
2016
Wheat Research Verification Program Weekly Update – November 18, 2016
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinators Rain continues to elude many wheat fields. Growth is starting to slow due to the dryer conditions and temperatures beginning to cool. North Arkansas received its first killing frost of the season.  View the linked pdf for field-specific information. Wheat Weekly Update 11-18-2016 

09
Nov
2016
Reviewing the 2016 Arkansas Rice Season
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Planting and Progress The 2016 rice season began extremely early as producers started planting as early as March 7th.  From there, a surprising number finished planting by April 1 and many more in the early part of April – in Figure 1, Week 15 is equivalent to April 15th.  For historical perspective, planting progress trailed […]

07
Nov
2016
Wheat Research Verification Program Weekly Update – November 4, 2016
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chris Elkins and Chad Norton, Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinators Wheat has been progressing quickly with the warm weather. Many areas still need rain to activate herbicides, and promote emergence. See the full report:  Wheat Weekly Update 11-4-2016

30
Sep
2016
Jefferson County Cover Crops Meeting October 5th
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

A winter cover crops meeting will be held at the Jefferson County Extension Office from 1-5 pm on Wednesday October 5th. Topics will include: Cover Crop Selection, Agronomic Benefits of Cover Crops, How Cover Crops Influence Water Quality, Weed Suppression with Cover Crops,  Pest Considerations when Using Winter Cover Crops and Nutrient Retention Associated with […]

30
Sep
2016
Attention double crop soybean producers: Survey opportunity
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist My research program is involved in a national double crop soybean production project funded by the United Soybean Board looking at double crop soybean production practices and research to update these production practices.  One of the objectives of this project is to conduct a producer survey on the current […]

22
Sep
2016
Making wheat profitable in 2016
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Can I make wheat profitable in 2016 seems to be the question weighing on producers minds who are considering growing wheat this year.  I do believe wheat can be profitable, but with any crop, yields need to be good and expenses kept to a minimum, which is […]

11
Jul
2016
2016 Arkansas Soybean College: Register online now
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in partnership with the Arkansas Crop Protection Association will be hosting the 2016 Soybean College on August 18, 2016 at the Newport Research Station at Newport, AR starting at 8:00 a.m. and running through 5:00 p.m.  Crop consultants, industry personnel, and […]

30
Jun
2016
U.S. 2016 Crop Acreage
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

USDA-NASS released its June Acreage report this morning.  The full report can be found at this link:  http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1000 Pre-report expectations were for lower U.S. corn and higher soybean acres than shown in the March 31 Prospective Plantings report.  The average trade guess for corn was 92.9 million acres.  The June 30 Acreage report revealed total […]

10
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 10, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator The last field (Monroe 2) was planted this past week which brings the total up to 15. All fields again received a good general rain late last week or over the past weekend ranging from .2” at Monroe 1 to 2.1” at Phillips 2. Growing conditions over […]

10
Jun
2016
2016 Arkansas Cotton Update
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist Our planted acres are higher than many anticipated.  Regina Coleman, Executive Director of the Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation (ABWEF), recently reported that the ABWEF has calculated the state’s cotton plantings to be just over 360,000 acres.  Even with the cotton fields that were replanted to soybeans this week, our […]