Regional Farm News

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Consider establishing a cover crop this fall

PPO-resistant Palmer amaranth has required growers to adapt to an integrated weed control approach with the assistance of the new technologies availab...
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Fighting bollworm in late cotton or soybeans

Although many of our early maturing fields are out of the woods, I continue to get calls about bollworms (corn earworm) in later maturing cotton and s...
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Horizon Ag field day highlights new varieties, export markets

Nearly perfect weather conditions greeted the over 100 attendees at Horizon Ag’s rice field day held at the Mark Wimpy Farm in Jonesboro, Arkansas o...
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Bollworm, Corn Earworm update in cotton and soybeans

Good news, bad news.  The good news – I’ve only had a few calls about high infestation levels of bollworm (= corn earworm) in soybean. Most of ...
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Late-season rain exacerbates pathogens and saprophytes on rice

According to Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist, over 70% of Arkansas rice is headed, most in the southern Arkansas. Of these fields, most a...
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Cotton Tour Field Day Set for September 6

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual field day devoted to cotton is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, at the West Tenne...
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Horizon Ag crop update, Field Day tomorrow in Jonesboro

Northeast Arkansas and Missouri  We are approaching the final stretch for the 2017 rice crop. There are several fields within striking distance of pu...
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Extension demo plot shows most economic management tool during heavy fall armyworm year

Fall armyworms don’t bother with calendars. They’re here, they’re hungry and – never mind that it’s mid-summer – they’re in their second...
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Division of Agriculture researchers receive grant for cover crop study

Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will study the efficacy of using cover crops in reducing growers’ nitroge...
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Mid-South Ag Finance Conference August 9 in Martin

It is still not too late for producers in Tennessee and surrounding states to register for the Wednesday, August 9, 2017  Mid-South Agricultural Fina...