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September 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released

September 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage

The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of September 17, 2013.  This information is subject to change as further updates are released each month.  The final report for the year will be released in January, including final harvest acreage information.

CountyCornCottonRiceSorghumSoybeanWheat TOTAL855,736291,9731,050,616117,5973,200,308650,591

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August 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released

August 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage

The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of August 15, 2013.  This information is subject to change as further updates are released each month.  The final report for the year will be released in January, including final harvested acreage information.

CountyCornCottonRiceSorghumSoybeanWheat TOTAL808,022256,323971,631102,0472,782,372646,106 Arkansas57,0091570,8281,293161,84728,156 Ashley45,72715,9814,53342143,1549,838

Benton616——7911,169

Boone132———-

Bradley403———-

Carroll713———-

Chicot55,55010,15824,5861,537113,95617,900

Clark407–1,4801234,4182,158

Clay37,93332,21664,6062,204114,14312,515

Cleburne14——28–

Conway2,873–1,70425417,7208,675

Craighead45,33754,18756,9602,984110,28412,128

Crawford2,378–2171,03012,0102,857

Crittenden8,7606,03412,2807,990116,03959,816

Cross12,4113,49865,3155,500160,72422,215

Desha64,6606,8289,5131,967126,6677,288

Drew21,2274,4967,1165131,9123,837

Faulkner928–1,815646,4373,282

Franklin396–62–1,426597

Greene21,5975,76161,5681,91162,87612,010

Hempstead——–183100

Hot Spring80–405–1,521133

Independence6,234–7,7551,68930,5604,294

Izard47——59119

Jackson14,55442252,1832,29788,55926,592

Jefferson54,2872,66055,438950110,04926,305

Johnson1,218——3,2011,425

Lafayette15,9056483,1642228,26411,089

Lawrence10,915–83,3562,85467,8826,219

Lee10,7179,6286,6515,39158,24350,112

Lincoln27,7727,51911,97827071,6914,309

Little River7,823–4433099,35910,430

Logan2,727—-225,5033,077

Lonoke43,8122,36266,899479113,45718,692

Madison———-234

Miller18,046–1151,24513,88828,703

Mississippi24,60857,80318,7753,546198,68567,960

Monroe28,8471,53237,1137,257114,53931,831

Nevada26———-

Perry264–9472932,035292

Phillips64,7414,32318,17724,748203,37943,819

Poinsett20,79311,63561,4142,251141,78430,460

Pope541–1,531–8,4044,336

Prairie13,05551546,82451889,15410,971

Pulaski4,773593,3711,01317,8275,999

Randolph8,516–29,0601,76736,8711,156

St. Francis18,21116,37226,47712,225132,20623,962

Sebastian398—-3802,6421,274

Sevier———-592

Stone31——1,278667

Washington207——39279

White8,797–9,84778429,1436,107

Woodruff19,4021,67146,6734,208130,65916,958

Yell1,602–454–6,8793,167

Non-Uniform Corn Emergence and Blackbirds

How Much will Non-Uniform Corn Emergence Impact Yields?

We continue to see much of our early planted corn struggle to get full stands.   In many instances it appears that we have/or will get a stand after 4 weeks, but plants have emerged over a period of several days instead of the optimal 24-48 hours

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Corn planting progress and planting considerations

Planted March 14.  Photo Taken March 28

As I write this article, it is raining and 39 degrees, which seems about right on par for this corn planting season so far.  Hopefully next week will bring warmer and drier conditions.    Planting overall has been slowed/delayed or non-existent, depending on where you are at in the state throughout the month

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Prospective Plantings report: Ark cotton, rice acres down

GETTING READY — A spray buggy runs ahead of the planter to get a pre-emerge herbicide down as corn planting season begins in Chicot County, Arkansas. (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Gus Wilson.)

Arkansas’ cotton acres were expected to plummet, and rice acres to shrink slightly in 2013, but winter

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Cold Start for 2013 Corn Crop

It sure seems that the weather pattern is stuck in winter instead of spring over the last couple weeks.  Much of the corn that has been planted in Southeast and Southwest Arkansas has not emerged, even though some has been planted 3+weeks.  The cold weather this week will also slow emergence and growth even more.  

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24c Label Approved for Avipel Bird Repellent use in Arkansas Corn

Today we received word from the Arkansas Plant Board that our request for a 24c label for use of Avipel in Arkansas corn has been approved.

Avipel is a seed treatment bird repellent that reduces blackbird or other bird feeding on newly planted or emerging corn.   My counterparts in Mississippi and Louisiana say that it has been

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Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Conferences January 8th and 10th

5th Annual Corn and Grain Sorghum Producer Conference

 The Arkansas Corn & Grain Sorghum Board would like to invite you to the 5th annual Corn and Grain Sorghum Producer Conference.

This year the Conference will be held at 2 locations with the content repeated at both locations. Tuesday January, 8 at the ASU Alumni Center

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