Regional Farm News

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Glume discolorations following panicle blanking in rice fields

Different discolorations can be seen on grain glumes as rice matures. It is worse on rice panicles that are blank. Panicle blanking can be caused by d...
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Horizon Ag holds field day in Northeast Arkansas

Cooler than usual temperatures greeted attendees of the annual Horizon Ag Field Day on the Mark Wimpy Farm just outside of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Dr. Ti...
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BREAKING : Voluntary Smoke Management Guidelines toolkit released

A tool kit is available for partners in agriculture and conservation to promote the implementation of Voluntary Smoke Management Guidelines by row cro...
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Podcast : Horizon Ag’s Dr. Tim Walker at Northeast Arkansas Field Day

      AgWatch attended Horizon Ag’s Northeast Arkansas Field Day on August 4, 2018. Our podcast guest is Dr. Tim Walker, General ...
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Field identification of foliar cotton diseases can oftentimes be based on canopy location

Over the last several years it has become increasingly important to consider specific foliar diseases in cotton. The best way to consider the specific...
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Warm, dry days taking a toll on rice; researchers working to breed heat resilience into grain

The heat of the day is tough on crops, but it’s the heat of the night that keeps Arkansas rice growers worried.     Arkansas has experienc...
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Agriculture Department’s Arkansas Grown Program Hosts T-shirt Design Contest through September 1

The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s (AAD) Arkansas Grown Program is hosting a design contest for new Arkansas Grown program t-shirts through Septe...
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Improved stink bug sampling technique could save rice growers money, energy

As rice begins to head in Arkansas many producers are checking fields for rice stink bug, but their sampling technique could be costing them money. &n...
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Cotton : Growing bollworm populations could be a ‘budget buster’

Worries over growing bollworm populations are amplified by possible resistance to dual gene technology.     “The bollworm pressure is deci...
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Orchards : Peach field day brings experts, growers together

A crowd of about 75 peach experts and growers — both commercial and hobbyist — gathered last week for an in-depth exploration of challenges facing...