Mary Hightower

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Corn, rice harvesting in Arkansas
Harvesting in Arkansas is not only showing good-looking corn and rice, it’s also generating producer smiles, say
Panicle blight hits Arkansas rice
Hot nights are accelerating panicle blight, a seed-borne bacterial rice disease that can cut yields by up to 60 bushels
Soybeans: scout for diseases
Just when you’d think Cliff Coker has seen it all, Mother Nature throws a curveball. This year, the twist comes in the
Wheat pulls corn higher
Arkansas producers enjoying higher wheat and corn prices will be hoping Friday the 13th won’t arrive a day early with
Heat aids soy-marauding worms
High temperatures are giving an edge to bollworms attacking Arkansas’ soybean crop, University of Arkansas Division of
In record heat, farmers farm
Despite excessive heat warnings and record highs, Arkansas producers must still scout fields for pests, check water
Early harvest: price benefit
Some Arkansas producers will be ready to harvest in two to three weeks — and early delivery may provide them a windfall
Irrigation flows as fuel prices rise
High temperatures and little to no rainfall have Arkansas farmers irrigating throughout much of the Delta at a time
Southern rust in Arkansas corn
Southern rust in corn has been confirmed in two Arkansas counties and growers are being urged to scout their
Irrigation running in Arkansas
Eastern Arkansas may become as dry as the southern part of the state, if high pressure remains parked over the
Southern Arkansas farmers await rain
Farmers in south Arkansas are running irrigation pumps while waiting on rain that may not appear for some
Bollworms, loopers hit Arkansas fields
Bollworm and looper numbers are unusually high for this time of year in Arkansas, and growers need to be scouting, or
‘New’ weed hits rice — Arkansas
A plant valued as a cheery native wildflower often seen along Arkansas byways has a kissing cousin, tickseed coreopsis,
Cotton herbicide in short supply
Cotton growers are scrambling to find herbicides that can make or break their crop in the face of resistant
Arkansas planting surges; rain needed soon
Arkansas farmers have taken advantage of two weeks of mostly sunny skies and above-normal temperatures to move ahead of
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