Regional Farm News

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Horizon Ag: Adverse weather in 2018 disrupted crop management, impacted results

Genetics and environment partner each year to determine the fate of the final yield. This year, we saw really strong rice yields across all varieties ...
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Deltapine announces new cotton varieties at NPE Summit

Deltapine Cotton announced its “Class of ‘19” varieties at their NPE (New Product Evaluator) Summit in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday.   “T...
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Researchers find fertilizer choice can affect methanogen activity in soil

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture research in rice may lead to more sustainable crop production in Arkansas and around the world. ...
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Berry Pre-Coon Supper Reception scheduled for January 12

The 8th annual “Berry Pre-Coon Supper Reception” will be held on January 12th at the Berry Farm Shop in Gillett.     “...
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Soil scientists prepare to mark 350 years since discovery of ‘cold fire’

In 1669, alchemist Hennig Brandt was looking for the “philosopher’s stone,” a legendary device believed to be able to turn base metals into gold...
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Peanut harvest seeing the same slow progress as many crops across state

Consider the peanut: more legume than nut, more row crop than bush or tree. And in Arkansas agriculture, it has often been more specialty crop than pr...
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Arkansas : 2019 Crop Enterprise Budgets Now Available

The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture has released the 2019 Crop Enterprise Budgets. Budgets are available as a printed manuscript and a...
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Avoiding cold injury to peanuts

During the 2017 cropping season there were reports of freeze injury on peanut in Arkansas. Those that were injured were dug a day or two before mornin...
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Urea prices at Gulf continue higher

Urea prices at New Orleans (NOLA) continue to rise, finishing last week at an average price of $316 per ton.  Barge urea prices have now increased fo...
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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...