Wheat Production in Arkansas
Arkansas is a top-ten producer of soft red winter wheat in the United States. In recent years, acreage has averaged 600,000 acres and yields have averaged 58 bushels per acre. Most wheat acres are double-cropped with soybeans following wheat harvest. The majority is grown in:
• Mississippi River Delta region of Eastern Arkansas
• Arkansas River Valley region of Western Arkansas
• Red River Valley region of Southwest Arkansas
Wheat in Arkansas is planted in October - November and harvested in early June.
Wheat Production Practices
The Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing up-to-date educational programs consisting of research-based information for profitable wheat production.
Arkansas Wheat Research - Agricultural Experiment Station | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System
- Arkansas Wheat Newsletters
- Wheat Production Publications
- Weed Management
Number Date Title FSA2162 current Flag the Technology Brochure MP44 current MP519 current Row-Crop Plant-Back Intervals for Common Herbicides (12x18 trifold) (color) MP522 current Pasture Weed Control in Arkansas n/a n/a Herbicide Resistance - A Growing Issue in Arkansas -
Ken Smith, UACES Weed Scientist & Committee Chair | Arkansas Herbicide Resistance Committee
Weed Management | Field Crops.- Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
- Insect Management
Number Date Title FSA7016 current Wheat Production Series: Wheat Insect Management and Control MP144 current
Insect Management | Field Crops - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Pesticide Training, Licensing, and Education - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Arkansas Insect Pest Photo Gallery - Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System
- Disease Management
Number Date Title FSA7526 current Management of Take-All Disease of Wheat in Arkansas (color) FSA7544 current Fungal Leaf-Spotting Diseases of Wheat: Septoria Blotch, Stagonospora Blotch and Tan Spot (color) FSA7547 current Rust Diseases of Wheat (color) MP154 current
Disease Management | Field Crops - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
- Field Performance
Number Date Title n/a current 2012-2013 Arkansas Wheat Yields RS611 current 2012-2013 Arkansas Wheat Cultivar Performance Tests
Arkansas Variety Testing - Wheat - Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System
Row Crop Verification - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
- Crop Economics & Marketing
Economics & Marketing - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Farm Planning ( Budgets, Risk Management, Planning Tools)
Commodity Markets (Market News, Situation Outlook)
MarketMaker (Farmers' Markets, Locally Grown)
Biosecurity - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
- Mobile Apps & Online Tools
Arkansas Row Crops Blog
The latest news and recommendations from Extension specialists across all row crops.
Irrigation methods and water conservation research from Extension specialists.
Center for Agricultural & Rural Sustainability
Balancing the demands of community, agriculture and ecosystems.