Corn Production in Arkansas
Arkansas growers planted 1 million acres of corn in 2013, the highest number since 1951, when 1.05 million acres were planted. Corn acreage has been increasing for the last 15 years in large part due to profit potential compared to other crops. Most of Arkansas' increase in corn acreage has come from declining cotton acres.
Approximately 90% of Arkansas corn is irrigated. Much of Arkansas produced corn is exported via the Mississippi River, but an ever increasing amount is consumed by poultry feed mills located in Arkansas.
Yields have been increasing over time due to irrigation and proper management. In 2013, a new record state average yield of 187 bu/acre was set, topping the previous record of 178 bu/acre set in 2012. Arkansas farmers harvested 855,000 acres of corn in 2013. Corn is typically planted in March and April and harvested in August and September.
Corn Production Practices
Research and Extension personnel are constantly working to refine and create new recommendations and practices to improve Arkansas corn production.
- Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Updates 2016
- Arkansas Corn Production Publications
Number Date Title FSA36 current Farmers' Use of Yield Monitors FSA37 current Adoption of Yield Monitor Technology for Crop Production FSA1010 current Suffocation Hazards in Grain Bins FSA1072 current Grain Drying Concepts and Options FSA2118 current Understanding the Numbers on Your Soil Test Report FSA2153 current The Soil Test Report FSA3053 current Bagged Conventional Silage MP437 current
- 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 Top Ten Invasive Species of Concern in Arkansas
Arkansas State Plant Board with University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture
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 AG1286 current A Guide for Scouting Insects of Field Corn in the Mid-Southern U.S. FSA7021 current Control of Insects in Corn MP144 current Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas Corn
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
- Field Performance
Number Date Title n/a current 2016 Arkansas Corn Standardized County Hybrid Trials RS629 current 2015 Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Performance Tests
Arkansas Variety Testing - Corn | 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
Corn Advisor - Arkansas Corn & Grain Sorghum Board
Search for lime application rate, Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus & Potassium (P & K), Zinc (Zn) and Sulphur (S) application rate, identify nutrient deficiency symptoms using pictures, identify and control corn diseases and field insects, and access Corn Production Handbook. (available for iOS and Android)
Soil Test Reports Online
Soil Testing & Research Laboratory in Marianna, Arkansas.
Agricultural Technology - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
|Arkansas Row Crops Blog
The latest news and recommendations from Extension specialists across all row crops.
|Southern Risk Management Education Center (SRMEC)|
Irrigation methods and water conservation research from Extension specialists.
|ASPB Weather Network|
|Center for Agricultural & Rural Sustainability
Balancing the demands of community, agriculture and ecosystems.
|Arkansas Corn & Grain Sorghum Board|