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A Reason To Try New Things

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The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture has demonstrated water management practices on cooperator farms for five years. The Arkansas irrigation yield contest tests the knowledge and ability of growers to produce the “Most Crop Per Drop.” Together, these efforts have shown that when applied effectively, water use can be reduced by 24% on average with no yield penalty. Chad ... Read More »

‘Most Crop Per Drop’ contest challenges Arkansas producers

Experimentation paid off for Arkansas producers who competed in the “Most Crop Per Drop” contest — in knowledge gained about irrigation management and in cash prizes for the top winners. Contest winners were announced recently during the 34th annual Arkansas Water and Soil Education Conference, held virtually this year. The top winners in three categories — corn, rice and soybean ... Read More »

UArk to host virtual soil moisture sensor school Feb. 16-17

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Arkansas crop producers who want to get better control of their water use during the 2021 growing season will have several opportunities through a two-day soil health school. The Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will offer a two-day soil sensor school Feb. 16-17. Participants will attend both days, but have a choice ... Read More »

2020 proved a surprisingly steady year for most Arkansas crops

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• By Ryan McGeeney • Despite a year dominated by major weather systems run amuck and a global pandemic, most of Arkansas’ major crops came out ahead in 2020, according to a Jan. 12 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Overall, Arkansas growers harvested about 6.74 million acres of commodity crops in 2020, not including fruits and other specialty ... Read More »

After tough 2020, 2021 contract prices promise brighter for Arkansas corn

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• By Ryan McGeeney • As with many of the state’s commodities, Arkansas corn, wheat and other feed grains took 2020 on the chin. Arkansas corn saw a significant drop off in acreage, falling from growers’ stated planting intentions of 800,000 acres to 620,000 acres planted. Jason Kelley, Extension wheat and feed grains agronomist for the University of Arkansas System ... Read More »

Researchers look at yield impact of early season weeds

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As the 2020 corn-growing season draws to a close, Syngenta engaged university agricultural researchers from across the United States to analyze the agronomic challenges farmers encountered this season and offer tips on how they can best control weeds and preserve yields heading into 2021. Although weed pressures vary by geography, weed management fundamentals remain consistent throughout the United States. Researchers ... Read More »

Hurricane Laura may affect early Arkansas harvest efforts

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• By Ryan McGeeney • High winds and heavy rainfall from what forecasters expect will be a major hurricane — Hurricane Laura — will likely sweep through most of Arkansas by Friday, just as harvest nears for several major crops across the state. Laura is predicted to push into Arkansas before turning northeastward toward Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee. The National ... Read More »

U Ark slates virtual corn field day for Sept. 3

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The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will present the latest in Arkansas corn research during an online corn field day Sept. 3. It will be the second of four commodity events held online to provide Arkansas growers safe, two-way interaction with division researchers and extension specialists during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online field day is free, but registration ... Read More »

Stored grain insect control starts with bin sanitation

corn harvest

• By Glenn Studebaker • Corn harvest is underway, and some growers will be storing their grain on farm in bins for an extended period of time. Stored grain pests can cause significant losses if left unchecked. There is an entire complex of insects that can infest grain stored in bins. There are several weevils and other beetles as well ... Read More »

UArk publishes inaugural ‘Corn and Sorghum Research Studies’

corn and sorghum studies

The University of Arkansas Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station recently published its inaugural edition of “Corn and Sorghum Research Studies.” Edited by Victor Ford, Jason Kelley and Nathan McKinney II, the 100-plus-page report includes research results on all topics pertaining to corn and grain sorghum production including disease management, environmental/sustainability, irrigation, post-harvest drying, soil fertility, weed control, and research verification program ... Read More »