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Recent pigweed escapes are troubling

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• By Tom Barber • Over the last couple weeks I have had several conversations with consultants and growers about pigweed control. Many are concerned with the levels of postemergence control they are seeing in all technologies but especially with glufosinate or Liberty. I have received several pictures of pigweed escapes following two or three Liberty applications in Northeast Arkansas. ... Read More »

Industry News — July 2020

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Field-To-Market’s Newest Technology Partner Named The Seam has been approved as a qualified data management partner with Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. This completes an integration of sustainability metrics powered by Field to Market’s Fieldprint Platform into The Seam’s latest technology suite, allowing farmers to assess the environmental performance of their management practices against regional, state and ... Read More »

Dr. Bob Scott tapped to lead UArk Cooperative Extension

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Bob Scott has been named director of Arkansas’ Cooperative Extension Service, the organization that delivers the education outreach portion of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s land-grant mission. Mark Cochran, vice president-agriculture for the University of Arkansas System, announced Scott’s appointment June 19. Scott starts his new position July 1, succeeding Rick Cartwright, who retires June 30. “We ... Read More »

June 24 webinar looks at dicamba ruling, EPA cancellation order

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A federal appeals court ruling that prompted the Environmental Protection Agency’s cancellation of three dicamba-based herbicides has not only drawn new attention, but also is raising questions about use of existing stock. The National Agricultural Law Center will host a webinar June 24 to discuss these issues and what could happen next. Those interested in the webinar can register here: ... Read More »

UArk cotton scouting school goes virtual June 4

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The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension has taken cotton scouting virtual with its Zoom-based cotton scouting school, June 4, at 8:30 a.m. CDT. It will last for about two hours. Extension specialists will cover scouting and management for insect and disease pests, cotton growth and development, and basic pesticide safety. A live question and answer session with Extension specialists will ... Read More »

Coronavirus relief funds now available to cotton farmers

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• By Ryan McGeeney • Cotton growers who have been financially affected by the global drop in demand and market prices are now eligible for relief funding through the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released additional details regarding the program, through which payments are now available for a number of non-specialty crops, including upland ... Read More »

Arkansas cotton acres continue increase along with gin capacity

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Arkansas cotton gins may still be a long way from the heyday of the year 2000, when 86 gins across the state processed the fiber of 1.2 million cotton acres. But as both acreage and production increased in 2019 for the fourth consecutive year, growers did at least have one additional facility to help move their products to market. The ... Read More »