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Arkansas Field Reports: Rains Delay Field Work

Arkansas Field Reports: Rains Delay Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

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

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Arkansas Rice: 7 Considerations for Using Starter N Fertilizers

Arkansas Rice: 7 Considerations for Using Starter N Fertilizers

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Trent Roberts, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 24, 2017

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.

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Arkansas Rice: Planting Over 80% Complete; Time for Weird Problems?

Arkansas Rice: Planting Over 80% Complete; Time for Weird Problems?

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 21, 2017

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

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Arkansas Rice: Plan for a Successful Harvest with Modern Irrigation Tech

Arkansas Rice: Plan for a Successful Harvest with Modern Irrigation Tech

👤From the University of Arkansas Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

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,

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Arkansas Field Reports: Planting Surges Ahead

Arkansas Field Reports: Planting Surges Ahead

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 17, 2017

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

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Arkansas Rice: Be on Lookout for Black Cutworms; Resistant Barnyardgrass on the Rise

Arkansas Rice: Be on Lookout for Black Cutworms; Resistant Barnyardgrass on the Rise

👤By Jarrod Hardke, Bob Scott, and Jason Norsworthy, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 17, 2017

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

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Arkansas Peanut Acreage Inches Higher as Market Prices Remain Favorable

Arkansas Peanut Acreage Inches Higher as Market Prices Remain Favorable

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 14, 2017

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

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Arkansas Field Reports: Strong Week for Planting

Arkansas Field Reports: Strong Week for Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 10, 2017

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

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Arkansas Rice: What to Plant with Limited Seed; Controlling Resistant Sedge

Arkansas Rice: What to Plant with Limited Seed; Controlling Resistant Sedge

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Bob Scott, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 10, 2017

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,

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Arkansas Outdoors: Ticks Are Active Early

Arkansas Outdoors: Ticks Are Active Early

👤From the University of Arkansas Extension 🕔Apr 7, 2017

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

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