Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents J. Joe Moore, Sharp County “Producers were spraying pastures for weeds and working cattle. Also, producers began planting melons and cantaloupes during
With so much rice planted early and much of it emerging, the questions turn to “starter” nitrogen (N) fertilizers. Most often we’re talking about ammonium sulfate (AMS), but sometimes it’s diammonium phosphate (DAP), or a blend of those with urea.
Crop Progress Rice planting progress is likely up around 80-85% this week. This is near record progress behind only 2012. Luckily conditions seem very reminiscent of 2012 which turned out to be a boon for growers when they broke the
The key to success is often rooted in a solid plan, and experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are encouraging Arkansas rice producers to start that plan with the technology known as Multiple Inlet Rice Irrigation,
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 16, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Matthew Davis, Jackson County “Wheat has seen a sudden appearance of leaf rust and stripe rust over the past week. Rain did
Rice planting has been rocking and rolling as much of the state missed predicted rainfall this week. We could end up close to 60% planted by the time rainfall is expected on Monday and Tuesday. Due to the warm, dry
As peanut market prices continue to offer a reliable toehold for Arkansas growers struggling against depressed commodity prices, acreage for the sandy-soiled legume continues to expand incrementally one season to the next. According to agronomists with the University of Arkansas
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 9, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Dave Freeze, Greene County “Planting of 2017 crop got under way on our well drained soils last Thursday. A good chunk of
Crop Progress Through today (4/8) Arkansas has around 30% of rice acres planted throughout the state. The warm, windy conditions are drying out many locations that have been unable to make progress until now. The northern half of the state,
Turkey hunters heading into the woods may want to bring along another weapon: tick repellent. “We’re seeing ticks becoming active earlier than usual this year,” said Kelly Loftin, extension entomologist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “We’re
The bulls were again winners in an exciting week for longs and producers. In last week’s report, I said the markets bias would be near unchanged to a bit lower.