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Arkansas: Online Database Helps Diagnose Herbicide Injury to Plants

Arkansas: Online Database Helps Diagnose Herbicide Injury to Plants

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Agriculture professionals and homeowners now have an online reference if they suspect their plants have sustained injury from herbicides. The new Herbicide Injury Database contains more than 1,000 images collected across two decades showing and cross-referencing herbicides and the types

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Arkansas Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work, Recharge Soils

Arkansas Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work, Recharge Soils

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 26, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents “We are catching up on ground moisture with recent rains. Calving in full swing with warmer temperatures. Fruit loss was severe due

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Arkansas Rice: Managing Furrow-Irrigated Fields

Arkansas Rice: Managing Furrow-Irrigated Fields

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 27, 2017

There have been many questions about furrow-irrigated rice (row rice / upland rice) since last season.  In 2016 there were an estimated 40,000-50,000 acres of furrow-irrigated rice in Arkansas.  Despite a decline in total rice acres for 2017, it is

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Arkansas Rice: 2017 Season Is a Go – Plan Weed Control and Zinc Applications

Arkansas Rice: 2017 Season Is a Go – Plan Weed Control and Zinc Applications

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Bob Scott, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Rice season 2017 is a go for Arkansas.  The first confirmed rice in the ground happened in south Arkansas on 3/18.  Many more have gotten underway this week up and down the state.  Fingers crossed for a better year than

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Arkansas Soybeans: Watch for Redbanded Stink Bugs, Kudzu Bugs After Mild Winter

Arkansas Soybeans: Watch for Redbanded Stink Bugs, Kudzu Bugs After Mild Winter

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Entomologists with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture said this week that the mild winter of 2016-2017 will likely mean Arkansas producers — especially those in the state’s southernmost counties — will face renewed pressure in soybeans from

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Arkansas Sorghum, Cotton: Transform WG Available for Sugarcane Aphids, Tarnished Plant Bugs

Arkansas Sorghum, Cotton: Transform WG Available for Sugarcane Aphids, Tarnished Plant Bugs

👤By Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 23, 2017

The Arkansas State Plant Board was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of Transform WG insecticide to control sugarcane aphid in sorghum.  Please see AR Section 18 Transform WG-Sorghum to report applications under the exemption. Also, the Arkansas State

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Arkansas Wheat: Freeze Damage Looks to be Less Than Anticipated

Arkansas Wheat: Freeze Damage Looks to be Less Than Anticipated

👤By Jason Kelley, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 23, 2017

Wheat freeze damage from the morning of March 15 2017 is becoming more evident across eastern and Northeast Arkansas. Overall the level of damage appears to be less than anticipated given the low temperatures and growth stages. I have not

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Arkansas Rice: Trying to Plant Now? Things to Consider

Arkansas Rice: Trying to Plant Now? Things to Consider

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 21, 2017

First look at the forecast (Figure below). If you plant rice throughout the rest of this week it’s either going to sit there while it rains for two weeks solid; or worse it’s going to make it out of the

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Arkansas Field Reports: Growers Evaluate Wheat for Freeze Damage; Field Work Halted by Rains

Arkansas Field Reports: Growers Evaluate Wheat for Freeze Damage; Field Work Halted by Rains

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 19, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents “Fertilization of wheat completed during the week. Wheat still making slow growth with cool temperatures experienced during the week. Rain has halted

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Arkansas Wheat: Determining Freeze Damage

Arkansas Wheat: Determining Freeze Damage

👤By Jason Kelley, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 17, 2017

I wanted to give you a quick wheat freeze update.  Very cold temperatures were recorded over eastern Arkansas and particularly Northeast Arkansas during the night and early morning hours of March 14/15 this week. Much of Northeast Arkansas had 10-12 hours

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