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11
Jan
2017
2017 Recommended Rice Cultivars for Arkansas
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Based on multiple years of advanced yield testing, below are the recommended rice cultivars for planting in 2017.  Just because a cultivar is not listed does not mean it cannot be grown successfully, but testing indicates the cultivars listed to be the highest and most consistent performers in grain yield and milling yield across a […]

21
Dec
2016
2016 Soybean Update and Cross Reference Guide Now Available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist Two popular soybean publications have been updated for 2016 and are now available.  The Soybean Update is an annual publication featuring information on varietal performance, including yield, which varies according to location, environmental adaptability to soils, maturity, lodging, height, disease and nematode resistance, and herbicide and chloride sensitivity. This […]

19
Dec
2016
Arkansas Cotton Update: 2016 in review and looking forward
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist, and Fred Bourland, Professor/Cotton Breeder The National Agricultural Statistics Service November Crop Production report estimated production at 830,000 bales, down 20,000 bales from the October 1 forecast but up 359,000 bales above last year. Yield is expected to average 1,062 pounds per harvested acre, down 26 pounds from last […]

27
Oct
2016
Reactions of Arkansas rice cultivars to major diseases
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Some rice diseases are more prevalent than others causing significant yield or quality losses. Often the major culprit for yield and/or quality losses in a certain field may just be one or a couple of diseases. Knowledge on susceptibility levels of your cultivars to diseases and your field history […]

04
Oct
2016
The 2016 soybean crop: Record yields for a few; lower yields for many
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist So far, this has been a year of highs and lows.  As of today, I have certified six soybean fields for the Grow for the Green Yield Contest over 100 bu/ac.  A new state record soybean yield was set twice within the last two weeks.  The first was Martin […]

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 […]

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 […]

22
Aug
2016
Pre-harvest sprouting of grain sorghum
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Dr. Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist As many of you are becoming aware, the rain event last week has caused much of our grain sorghum to sprout in the head. The extent of damage is still to be seen, but based on the limited acres that were planted this year (40,000) and the […]

29
Jul
2016
Dicamba Effects on Soybean Seed and Off-spring
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Two weeks ago, I wrote an article on the effects of dicamba drift on soybean and potential yield reduction (click here for article).  Basically to sum it up for yield loss, the most sensitive stages where yield loss can result from off-target movement of dicamba ranges from late vegetative […]

20
May
2016
New record in peanut acres planted in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Planting of the 2016 peanut crop in Arkansas has progressed much earlier than previous seasons with over 90% of peanut acres having been planted to date.  By comparison, in mid-May last year only 50 to 60% of the acres were reported to be planted.  Early estimates indicate 22,500 acres were planted […]