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04
Jan
2018
Register now for the Jan. 11 webinar: The Evolution of Hybrid Rice
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics and Agricultural Economist Topic:  The Evolution of Hybrid Rice Date and Time:  Jan 11, 2018 7:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada) Description:  In this presentation we will chart the evolution of hybrid rice development starting with the fundamental need for more calories in China during the 1970s. We […]

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
Webinar recording: Arkansas’ rice breeding program with Dr. Karen Moldenhauer
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

Video: Dr. Karen Moldenhauer discusses the University of Arkansas System – Division of Agriculture’s Rice Breeding Program Video Title: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Rice Breeding Program Date and Time Video Recorded: November 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) Description: Arkansas’ Senior Rice Plant Breeder Dr. Karen Moldenhauer discussed her Rice […]

28
Nov
2017
November 30 webinar will focus on rice breeding in Arkansas
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics Dr. Karen Moldenhauer discusses the University of Arkansas System – Division of Agriculture’s Rice Breeding Program  Webinar: November 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST)  Joining me for our next University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Food and Agribusiness Webinar is Dr. Karen Moldenhauer. Professor Moldenhauer is […]

07
Nov
2017
Nov. 16 Webinar: Gene Editing Technology & New Opportunities for Plant Breeding
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics Webinar Date and Time: November 16, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) Description: This webinar will provide an overview of new gene editing techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 and their potential impact on the future of rice and plant breeding.  Gene editing offers greater precision and speed compared to […]

10
Oct
2017
2017 Soybean Cross Reference Guide Now Available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension soybean agronomist The 2017 Soybean Cross Reference Guide has been updated with new soybean varieties.  This year’s version contains only varieties that have been commercially sold in the past seven years.  Older varieties that are no longer commercially available were removed from the 2017 Guide.  This is not an all-inclusive list […]

05
Oct
2017
2018 Soybeans: Variety and Herbicide Technology Considerations
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist With the recommendation from the Arkansas State Plant Board on an application ban on all dicamba products from April 16 through October 31 in the row crop production areas of Arkansas, selecting soybean varieties and what herbicide technology to plant in 2018 has become more complicated.  To make matters […]

13
Sep
2017
Maximizing Wheat Yields and Profit in 2018
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist The 2017 Arkansas wheat crop was small in acreage but many producers reported exceptional yields with intensive management.  Acreage was at or near record lows with approximately 195,000 acres planted in the fall of 2016.  Acreage was down for several reasons, but low grain prices at […]

08
Sep
2017
Poor soybean seed quality
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension soybean agronomist With soybean harvest in Arkansas just beginning, we are receiving many reports of poor seed quality in many of these fields (Figure 1).  Many are placing the blame for this poor seed quality on the tremendous number of Redbanded stink bugs we have experienced this growing season.  We have […]

29
Jun
2017
What to expect at the 2017 Arkansas Rice Expo – Aug. 4
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

By Mary Hightower, Director of Communications Services The 2017 Rice Expo is slated for August 4 at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, AR. So what can you expect from the Expo this year?  New tools for soil fertility, new technologies for weed control and live cooking demonstrations are on the agenda. “The seventh annual […]