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USDA: Arkansas corn, cotton acres fall; rice and soybean acres increase

Arkansas corn harvest

A global health crisis and its attendant economic impacts, unusually wet weather and an ongoing trade dispute with China had a discouraging effect on Arkansas growers’ acreage decisions for some key crops in 2020, even as farmers went all in on others. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its annual Acreage report Tuesday, revealing planting decisions ... Read More »

UArk launches 2020 ‘Most Crop Per Drop’ irrigation yield contest

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Do you think you know how to irrigate and stretch your water supply? If so, enter the University of Arkansas’ “Most Crop Per Drop” contest. Unlike regular yield contests that simply look at how many bushels you can produce per acre, this contest involves how many bushels you produce per acre-inch of water used. The winner may not have the ... Read More »

Don’t lose corn yield to early weed pressure

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• By Tom Barber • Weed control in Arkansas corn production has become more difficult over the past several years with the onset of glyphosate-resistant pigweed, marestail and ryegrass. Each of these weeds, if not controlled prior to planting, can rob corn of yield potential. To make matters worse, pigweed populations have been found resistant to six herbicide modes of ... Read More »

U Ark launches row crop text message updates

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Interested in receiving up-to-date University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture row crop information and recommendations directly to your text messaging inbox? Look no further. The university is rolling out a text messaging service from several UAEX row crop Extension specialists. If you are interested in this service, please opt-in through the following process: 1. Text the number 69922 with ... Read More »

Hot off the press: Arkansas’ MP weed, insect and disease guides

arkansas MP guides

The 2020 versions of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture publications on managing insects, weeds and plant diseases are now available online, through Cooperative Extension Service offices across the state, and, in one case, as a mobile-friendly website. MP44, “Recommended Chemicals for Weed and Brush Control”; MP144, “Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas”; and MP154, the “Arkansas Plant Disease Control ... Read More »

Arkansas corn grower takes home ArFB leadership award

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Trent Dabbs is the 2019 recipient of the Stanley E. Reed Leadership Award from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. He accepted the award, Dec. 4, during the organization’s 85th annual conference at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach and Charlene Reed, widow of ArFB’s late president, presented the award. Dabbs, 40, has served ... Read More »