Regional Farm News

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Stem rot in rice

Several low yielding rice fields recently have been identified as having stem rot.  In the past few years I have not observed much stem rot, but some...
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Division of Ag Cover Crop fact sheet series now available online

Row crop producers wanting to explore cover crops as a way to help save water, manage weeds and improve soil, now have the first of a series of fact s...
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Rains stall Arkansas harvest, record cotton acreage made vulnerable

What started out as a potential breakthrough year for Arkansas cotton may pivot to a profound disappointment as late summer and early fall rains conti...
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Gordon spurs accelerated rice harvest; wet conditions threaten cotton

Rice harvest in Arkansas accelerated last week, spurred by the approach of Tropical Storm Gordon’s remnants, and this week, farmers are hoping for d...
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Harvest aids on hybrid rice

Hybrid rice cultivars currently make up 40-50% of Arkansas rice acreage on an annual basis.  Harvest aids, specifically sodium chlorate, are applied ...
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Tropical storm upping the pressure on Arkansas row crop growers

Combines in Arkansas are running around the clock, as growers race to get crops out of the field before Tropical Storm Gordon sweeps into the state on...
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Is There A Place For Winter Annuals On Your Farm This Fall?

Winter annuals such as cereal rye, triticale, barley and wheat can be used to supplement fall and winter grazing and hay supplies according to Tim Sch...
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Missouri Rice Field Day attendees hear about conservation programs and available funding

The Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council (MRRMC) held their annual Missouri Rice Field Day at the Malden Research Farm last week.   &...
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A few precautions can reduce risks, impacts of crop residue burns

Autumn in Arkansas farm country is marked by turning leaves, migrating waterfowl and columns of smoke on the horizon.     Crop burning is he...
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Northeast Arkansas farmers facing big crop losses from heavy rains

Mississippi County farmer Mike Sullivan is watching his soybeans rot in the field and his rice sprouting in the heads, and there’s nothing he can do...