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Dicamba: U. of Arkansas Posts Second Response To Monsanto’s Petition

Dicamba: U. of Arkansas Posts Second Response To Monsanto’s Petition

👤From a press release 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Editor’s Note: The University of Arkansas has distributed a second response to a petition filed by Monsanto with the Arkansas Plant Board. Click here to view the petition and related information from Monsanto. We are posting the university’s release below.

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Arkansas Field Reports: Rice, Soybean Harvests Pick Up Steam

Arkansas Field Reports: Rice, Soybean Harvests Pick Up Steam

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 17, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents J. Joe Moore, Sharp County  “Hay harvest continued last week. A few producers were spraying for fall armyworms. Lack of rain caused

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Arkansas: Hurricanes Push Demand and Prices for Fuel, Nitrogen, Lumber

Arkansas: Hurricanes Push Demand and Prices for Fuel, Nitrogen, Lumber

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Director of Communications Services 🕔Sep 15, 2017

The damage and disruption caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have long effects, rippling into slowed exports, higher fertilizer and diesel prices and a likely rise in demand for Arkansas forest products, said economists with the University of Arkansas System

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Arkansas Rice: Over Half the Crop Harvested; Estimating Harvest Losses

Arkansas Rice: Over Half the Crop Harvested; Estimating Harvest Losses

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Extension Rice Specialists 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Crop Progress “They come a-runnin’ for me, I said this is the end…”  This will be the final weekly update for the season.  Additional updates will be posted throughout the fall and spring as needed. Over half of the state’s

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Arkansas Wheat: Maximizing Yields and Profit in 2018

Arkansas Wheat: Maximizing Yields and Profit in 2018

👤By Jason Kelley, University of Arkansas Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

The 2017 Arkansas wheat crop was small in acreage but many producers reported exceptional yields with intensive management.  Acreage was at or near record lows with approximately 195,000 acres planted in the fall of 2016.  Acreage was down for several

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Arkansas: Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southeastern Counties

Arkansas: Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southeastern Counties

👤By Terry Spurlock, University of Arkansas Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

Soybean rust was confirmed in Ashley (33.249093°, -91.846713°) and Lincoln (34.077432°, -91.832217°) counties last week.  Fields were R6 and R5.5, respectively.  Only trace amounts were observed in the field in Lincoln County, but the field in Ashley County had quite

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Arkansas Rice: Harvest Aids Ahead of Storms

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Aids Ahead of Storms

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Sep 12, 2017

Due to incoming wind and possibly rain from Hurricane Irma, many are questioning potential harvest aid applications before rice potentially lodges. There are many risks associated with this tactic. Harvest aids (sodium chlorate / salt) are beneficial at facilitating harvest

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Arkansas: Bracketed by Distant Hurricanes, Growers Push on Through Harvest

Arkansas: Bracketed by Distant Hurricanes, Growers Push on Through Harvest

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Sep 12, 2017

For growers in a landlocked state, Arkansas farmers are having to deal with the effects of a surprising number of weather events mostly taking place in the Atlantic Ocean. After having tried to speed the rice harvest ahead of bands

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Arkansas Field Reports: Rice Harvest Kicks Into High Gear

Arkansas Field Reports: Rice Harvest Kicks Into High Gear

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 11, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 10, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents J.Joe Moore, Sharp County  “Some producers sprayed for fall armyworms. Bush-hogging, planting fall forages and baling hay were the main activities that

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Arkansas: Milled Rice Is Having A Good Year

Arkansas: Milled Rice Is Having A Good Year

👤By Scott Stiles, Economist, University of Arkansas 🕔Sep 9, 2017

In the latest weekly USDA Crop Progress report, the U.S. rice crop was 29% harvested compared to the 5-year average of 30% for the week ending September 3. Arkansas was estimated at 18% harvested. With dry weather conditions this week

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