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Resistant weed fact sheet now available online

A new fact sheet, “The Spread of HerbicideResistant Weeds: What Should Growers Know?” is now available online for download. To obtain FSA2171, visit: http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publications/PDF/FSA-2171.pdf.

Ark rice acres could be lowest since ’89

JONESBORO, Ark. – Acreage in the nation’s top rice growing state is expected to be at its lowest point since 1989, while corn acres in Arkansas are expected to overtake cotton acres for the first time since 1940, Scott Stiles, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said Friday.

The National

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U of A’s Barber named extension cotton specialist of the year

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tom Barber, extension cotton agronomist with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, was honored as the Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year Award during the 2012 Annual Beltwide Cotton Conferences held this year in Orlando, Fla.

Tom Barber (undated file photo)

The honor is voted upon by extension cotton

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USDA’s Ark. cotton forecast slashed from November

JONESBORO, Ark.  – USDA on Friday slashed its forecast cotton yield for Arkansas to 938 pounds per acre, down sharply from its November estimate of 996 pounds per acre.

SANDBLASTED — Wind-driven sand scoured many acres of cotton back in June 2011. (University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture photo by Dave Freeze)

Friday’s figure

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