Crops en Some Arkansas rice receives ‘million dollar’ rain <div class="field-byline"> Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas Extension </div> <div class="field-deck"> July 30 Arkansas rice update </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"The first rice will probably be delivered sometime (during the first week of August)." -- Jarrod Hardke, Arkansas Extension rice specialist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Management Crops Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:47:00 +0000 137841 at Cooperation between Mississippi beekeepers and farmers pays dividends <div class="node-body article-body">“Everything related to pesticides these days revolves around the potential impact on pollinators," says Angus Cachot, Mississippi Extension entomologist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Sustainable Agriculture Insecticides Insects National Cotton Council State Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:10:00 +0000 137371 at <p><em><strong>&ldquo;Mississippi has led the way in developing a voluntary pollinator protection plan, which is the model at which the rest of the cotton belt is looking,&quot; says Craig Brown, National Cotton Council.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> Caterpillars in conventional field corn: What should you do? <div class="field-byline"> Glenn Studebaker, Arkansas Extension Entomologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We have quite a bit of conventional field corn in Arkansas this year and have been getting questions on when to spray for fall armyworm, corn earworm, and southwestern corn borer. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Management Insects Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:21:00 +0000 136931 at <p>Southwestern corn borer (<em>University of Arkansas</em>).</p> Another study: GMOs are safe. But will it matter? <div class="node-body blog-body">The latest scientific findings won't change the stance of those who maintain that GMO crops are a plot by an international agrochemical cabal.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Technology Biotech Traits BT (Bio Technology, Bacillus Thuringiensis, other?) Environmental groups Farm Press Blog Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:25:00 +0000 136381 at <p><strong>The National Academy of Sciences committee examined almost 900 research and other publications on development, use, and effects of genetically engineered characteristics of corn, soybeans, and cotton.</strong></p> Problems popping up in Arkansas rice crop <div class="field-byline"> Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture </div> <div class="field-deck"> Arkansas rice update </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"While we normally have to deal with managing below optimum stands on a lot of early-planted rice we’re actually set up to maximize yield from the jump -- a great turn of events for 2016." -- Jarrod Hardke, Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas specialists.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Management Equipment Irrigation Technology Weed Control Crops Tue, 10 May 2016 13:13:00 +0000 135541 at Diseases, weather, planting date focus of small grains field day <div class="field-byline"> Rick Bogren, LSU AgCenter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“It’s important to think about planting date and heading date,” said Steve Harrison, LSU AgCenter small grains breeder. For wheat plants to make seed requires vernalization, which is a period of about six weeks of 40-degree weather in Louisiana.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wheat Management Weed Control Crops Grains Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:16:00 +0000 135051 at <p><em>LSU AgCenter plant pathologists Boyd Padgett, front, and Trey Price examine wheat leaves for indications of scab disease.</em></p> Rice farming for profit in 2016 <div class="field-byline"> Jarrod Hardke, Arkansas Extension rice agronomist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"This year we’ll need to make every penny count. That means managing risk. We’re not looking for a homerun this year; we’re looking to cover all the bases and keep the game going." -- Jarrod Hardke, Arkansas Extension rice agronomist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rice Management Equipment Crops Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:57:00 +0000 134831 at Rootless corn syndrome: a real problem <div class="field-byline"> Jason Kelley, Arkansas Extension wheat and feed grains agronomist </div> <div class="field-deck"> Early-season corn crop update </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"It is striking sometimes walking across a field to see that one row is fine, but the next row has a high percentage of plants showing rootless corn syndrome." -- Jason Kelley, Arkansas Extension grains specialist.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Management Equipment Conditions and Diseases Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:27:00 +0000 134811 at Delta-based MSU researchers receive national recognitions <div class="field-byline"> The Mississippi State University Extension Service </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tom Allen, Wayne Ebelhar awarded </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Tom (Allen's) energy is unparalleled. He travels across Mississippi studying plant diseases that impact various areas of the state.” -- Jason Bond, Mississippi Extension and research professor.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soybeans Corn Rice Management Conditions and Diseases Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:01:00 +0000 133521 at As herbicide resistance issues mount, close management becomes essential <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to the ongoing problem with glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, there was documentation in 2015 of the weed’s resistance to PPO herbicides.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Corn Rice Wheat Peanuts Management Equipment Weed Control Crops Resistant Weeds Weeds Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:38:00 +0000 133031 at <p><em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><strong style="font-size: 13px;">Whatever the crop, says Jason Bond, &ldquo;It&rsquo;s important to manage the weed seed bank.&rdquo; A mature Palmer amaranth can have half a million or more seeds. In addition to resistance to&nbsp;glyphosate, instances are being documented of the weed&#39;s resistance to PPO herbicides.</strong></em></p>