Arkansas: Barry’s Wet, Windy Saunter Brings Additional Worries

🕔Jul 16, 2019The slow-rolling bête noir that was Barry was best summed up in a tweet by Stephen Hoskyn, who farms near Stuttgart: “Tropical Storm Barry is like that friend that comes […]

Arkansas: Nature’s Irony – As Floodwaters Rise, Some Farmers Suffering Dry Fields

🕔May 31, 2019While farmers in southeastern Arkansas prepare for the rising Arkansas River, some of their colleagues are coping with the opposite problem: dry fields. As of Friday’s forecast, the river at […]

Arkansas: 1st Week of Blue Skies – Fieldwork Begins in Earnest

🕔Mar 22, 2019Throughout the Arkansas Delta, growers have eyed the first relatively dry week of weather since last September with cautious optimism. Stewart Runsick, staff chair for the Clay County Cooperative Extension […]

Arkansas Rice: Rains Delay Field Prep, Early Planting Unlikely

🕔Feb 22, 2019Continuously wet conditions further delayed the work of field preparation throughout much of Arkansas this week, as intermittent rains continue to saturate soils in the state. At production meetings organized […]

Arkansas: Gordon Prompts Accelerated Rice Harvest; Cotton Boll Rot Fret

🕔Sep 11, 2018Rice harvest in Arkansas accelerated last week, spurred by the approach of Tropical Storm Gordon’s remnants, and this week, farmers are hoping for dry weather to get cotton bolls open […]

Arkansas Rice, Corn: Combines Running Around the Clock to Beat Gordon

🕔Sep 4, 2018Combines in Arkansas are running around the clock, as growers race to get crops out of the field before Tropical Storm Gordon sweeps into the state on Wednesday.   Monday morning’s […]

Arkansas: Storms Strip Soybeans, Damage Farm Buildings

🕔Jul 23, 2018Chainsaws became the soundtrack this week as Arkansans cleaned up after storms Saturday unleashed a barrage of large hail, high winds and lightning that left behind downed trees, damaged homes, farms and […]

Arkansas: Early Planting Surges Ahead, Even as Rain Makes for Some Slow Spots

🕔Mar 30, 2018Even as the rains of late winter and early spring still kept field work at a standstill through some parts of Arkansas, corn and rice growers around the state managed […]

Arkansas Wheat: Heavy Rains Impact Critical Window for Burndown, Fertilization

🕔Mar 9, 2018The steady and significant rainfall experienced by much of Arkansas in late February and early March is tightening a critical window for fertilizing winter wheat in northern Arkansas counties, and […]

Arkansas: Assessing Storm Damage as 2nd Round Looms

🕔Feb 26, 2018Shawn Lancaster hasn’t slept much since Saturday night. Lancaster, Mississippi County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture saw heavy damage to his home at Keiser […]

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