Arkansas Rice Production Bounced Back Nicely in 2018

🕔Apr 8, 2019After a bruising 2017, in which substantial spring flooding cost growers in the state an estimated $175 million in lost production and damaged acreage, rice growers saw higher production in […]

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: Conventional Corn Resurgence; Bt Cotton and Bollworms

🕔Feb 15, 2019Beyond the perennial threats of pigweed and plant bugs, many Arkansas growers may face new twists on old adversaries in 2019. Non-GMO corn and borers As conventional corn acres in […]

Arkansas Production 2018: Soy Declined 7%, Peanuts Dropped 25%

🕔Feb 12, 2019Even if the fall of 2018 marked the “harvest that never ended,” Arkansas growers managed to pull enough rice from the land to mark a 30 percent increase over 2017’s […]

Arkansas: 2 Upcoming Row Rice Roundtables, Feb. 25, 26

🕔Feb 8, 2019Two upcoming production meetings aim to help growers and industry experts reach a consensus on the best approach to an increasingly popular method of agriculture in Arkansas: furrow irrigated rice, […]

Arkansas Growers’ Biggest Concern for 2019? Money.

🕔Feb 8, 2019Informal surveys of Arkansas growers’ top concerns at the beginning of each planting season typically yield a variety of answers, from the best use of available acreage to marketing strategies […]

Arkansas: Rice, Soybeans Faced Tough Weather Challenges in 2018

🕔Dec 14, 2018A year of weather extremes — from a hard-frozen winter to a summer of drought to seemingly endless rains in the fall — took its toll on both rice and soybean, […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Cold Unlikely to Speed Harvest; Seed Quality Looks Low

🕔Nov 16, 2018With approximately one-fifth of Arkansas soybean still left to harvest, producers were struck this week with a cold snap that neither sped nor hindered progress; it just made things slightly […]

Arkansas: Peanut Harvest Seeing Same Slow Progress as Other Crops

🕔Nov 9, 2018Consider the peanut: more legume than nut, more row crop than bush or tree. And in Arkansas agriculture, it has often been more specialty crop than practical rotation crop for […]

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