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Arkansas Soybeans: Will Frigid Temps Decimate Redbanded Stink Bugs?

Arkansas Soybeans: Will Frigid Temps Decimate Redbanded Stink Bugs?

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Jan 10, 2018

As temperatures across Arkansas muddled about at or below freezing much of the last two weeks, one could almost hear entomologists throughout the region raising a glass to the seasonal demise of the redbanded stink bug. While Arkansas growers must

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Arkansas: Crop Production Meeting, Pine Bluff, Feb. 8

Arkansas: Crop Production Meeting, Pine Bluff, Feb. 8

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Jan 5, 2018

Extension agronomists and other experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will provide the latest findings on research into corn, soybeans and rice during the Jefferson County crop production meeting, scheduled for Feb. 8 at the Waterfront

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Rice: U.S. Production, Consumption, and Exports Projected to Decline

Rice: U.S. Production, Consumption, and Exports Projected to Decline

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 27, 2017

While global rice production and trade are shifting slightly, the 2017-2018 U.S. rice market will likely see declines in production, consumption, exports and stocks, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nathan Childs, agricultural economist with the USDA’s Economic Research

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Arkansas: Peanuts Proving Profitable in 2017

Arkansas: Peanuts Proving Profitable in 2017

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 20, 2017

After a year that, for many Arkansas crops, could best be described as “embattled,” the state’s peanut harvest is coming to its final glory. Slowly. “Oh, it’s about like watching paint dry,” laughed Craighead County Cooperative Extension Service staff chair

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Arkansas: Soybean Harvest – Low Mississippi Water Levels Impede Transport

Arkansas: Soybean Harvest – Low Mississippi Water Levels Impede Transport

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 6, 2017

As the dry weather that dominated September and the first days of October speeds the Arkansas soybean harvest along, growers’ yields face a bottleneck as grain elevators and barges struggle with low water levels on the Mississippi River. Jeremey Ross,

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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 Soybeans: Crops Aided by Cooler Temps, Herbicide Drift Leaves Yields in Question

Arkansas Soybeans: Crops Aided by Cooler Temps, Herbicide Drift Leaves Yields in Question

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 4, 2017

The soybean harvest may still be more than two months out, but unseasonably cool temperatures could propel some growers in the state toward a very strong harvest in 2017. Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist for the University of Arkansas System

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Arkansas: Researchers Receive Grant for Cover Crop Study

Arkansas: Researchers Receive Grant for Cover Crop Study

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will study the efficacy of using cover crops in reducing growers’ nitrogen fertilizer needs, retaining soil moisture, and growing profit margins during a three-year demonstration scheduled to begin this fall.

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Arkansas: Wheat Production Looking Stronger in 2017

Arkansas: Wheat Production Looking Stronger in 2017

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

Arkansas wheat production is experiencing a slight uptick from its long-term low, according to a July 12 crop production report from the U.S Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The forecast for state’s 2017 winter wheat production jumped

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