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24
Mar
2015
Corn Planting Dates – How Late Can We Plant
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

The wet weather pattern we have been stuck in for the last 5-6 weeks continues. As of writing this article, I have not seen a planted corn field yet, and don’t expect any will be planted this week with fields being wet and more rain forecasted for Wednesday or Thursday. However the wind is blowing […]

16
Mar
2015
Spring Burndown: Many options available, choose the right mix for the right situation.
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Finally sunshine two days in a row and everyone is chomping at the bit to get something done.  Judging by the phone calls, burndown applications are first on the priority list.  The rain has us running a little late on the calendar for burndown applications, but if you look at what is growing in the […]

06
Mar
2015
Barnyardgrass Workshop Set For Monday, March 9th at Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, AR
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

The Roy J Smith Barnyardgrass Workshop will begin at 9:30 AM and run through 3:00 PM on March 9 at the Grand Prairie Center (Barnyardgrass Workshop Program).  The presenters will highlight the most current research and information on management of barnyardgrass in all Southern crops. In addition to speakers from Arkansas, barnyardgrass experts from Mississippi, […]

02
Mar
2015
Getting Grain Sorghum Off To a Good Start in 2015
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Grain sorghum acres appear set to greatly expand in 2015. Arkansas had 165,000 acres in 2014 and many indications are that acreage may double in 2015. Grain price in relation to other commodity prices seems to be the big driving factor for increased acreage, although some areas will have additional markets to sell grain sorghum, […]

22
Feb
2015
Mid-South Ag Forum Set for Friday, February 27 at Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Farmers attending the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, February 27, in Memphis, will want to attend the Mid-South Ag Forum, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level of the Cook Convention Center. This special seminar features information on successful technology adoption from research to the farm. Featured speakers are Jason Krutz, Mississippi State University, […]

17
Feb
2015
Spray/applicator clinic at Jonesboro on schedule for tomorrow
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

The sprayer/applicator clinic scheduled for tomorrow at the NEA Exposition Center in Jonesboro will start on schedule with registration at 8:30 AM and program following at 9:00.  For the complete program click on the link below. Pesticide Clinic program

16
Feb
2015
Spray Clinic at Marianna, AR Canceled Tomorrow 2/17/15
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

The sprayer/applicator clinic scheduled for tomorrow 2/17/15 at the Lon Mann Cotton Branch station at Marianna, Ar has been canceled due to the icy conditions.  Sprayer clinics scheduled for Wednesday, 2/18/15 at NEA Exposition Center, Jonesboro, AR; Thursday 2/19/15 at Morrilton and Friday 2/20/15 at the Men’s Club in McGehee, AR are still on schedule […]

14
Jan
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 1-14-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

January 14, 2015                         No. 2015-2 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Final USDA Numbers As mentioned in the last update, the final USDA reports for 2014 were released this week.  For the 2014 season Arkansas accounts for over 50% of the total U.S. rice acreage and total production.  Only digging through numbers back to 2003, this is the […]

09
Jan
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 1-9-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

January 9, 2015                           No. 2015-1 Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Winter Meeting Season Cold enough for everyone right now?  With the current cold here, winter precipitation is supposed to be on the way.  Makes it difficult to work in the shop, much less do anything in the field. With that in mind – county […]

08
Jan
2015
USDA Reports
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

A number of major USDA reports will be released Monday January 12, 2015. Of particular interest will be the NASS Crop Production Annual which will provide the final U.S. crop production estimates for 2014.   The closely watched monthly World Ag Supply/Demand Estimates will be released as well. Monday, 1/12/2015   Much discussion has been centered […]