Cotton Production in Arkansas
Arkansas is a leader in the production of cotton. In the 2016 Arkansas Crop Production Annual Summary released on January 12, 2017 by the USDA-NASS, 375,000 acres of cotton were harvested. All cotton is expected to average 1,075 pounds per acre, and production is forecast at 840,000 bales. National rankings for Arkansas cotton includes 7th in lint yield per acre, 4th for production, and 4th for acres planted.
Cotton 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 cotton production.
- Cotton Production Publications
Number Date Title FSA36 current Farmers' Use of Yield Monitors FSA37 current Adoption of Yield Monitor Technology for Crop Production FSA2118 current Understanding the Numbers on Your Soil Test Report FSA2153 current The Soil Test Report FSA2163 current Double-Cropped Cotton and Wheat MP503 current Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide AG646 05/2002 Tips for No-Till Cotton Production n/a 04/2005 Cotton Comments: Cotton Seed Quality n/a 04/2003 Cotton Comments: Replanting Cotton and Latest Possible Planting Dates n/a 06/2002 Cotton Comments: Chemical Stalk Destruction n/a n/a Recommendations for Late Planted Cotton
- Weed Management
Number Date Title FSA2162 current Flag the Technology Brochure FSA2152 current Prevention and Control of Glyphosate-Resistant Pigweed in Soybean and Cotton MP44 current MP479 current Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth and Ryegrass Management MP522 current Pasture Weed Control in Arkansas n/a n/a A Guide to Pigweed Management for Soybean/Cotton
Arkansas Soybean Promotion 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 AG1265 current Scouting for Stink Bug Damage in Mid-South Cotton FSA7550 current Crop Rotation for Management of Nematodes in Cotton and Soybean FSA7567 current Management of Economically Important Nematodes of Arkansas Cotton MP144 current Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas Cotton
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
- Crop Economics & Marketing
Number Date Title FSA27 06/2005 Reducing the Cost of Cotton Production
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
Cotton DD60 Accumulation Data and Information Program
Up-to-date temperature information and DD60 accumulations for the current year, the previous year, and for the 30-year norm.
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.
|The Cotton Board|