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LISTEN as Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist, discusses the 2021 production meetings with Scott Woodson of East Arkansas Broadcasting

 

Dec. 8, 2020

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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LITTLE ROCK — Registration links are now available for the 2021 winter county production meetings.

“Even with the new format, Arkansas producers will hear from the people you know and trust, our agronomists and economists and experts in irrigation, new technology, weed, insect and disease management.” said Jerry Clemons, extension Delta District director for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

The meetings will be held by Zoom. Each meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and is expected to run two or 2.5 hours and end with a live Q&A. There is no cost to attend and registration information and agendas may be found here: http://bit.ly/WinterMeetings2021

The 2021 schedule is:

    • Corn and grain sorghum hybrid recommendations/production practices – Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist
    • Weed control in corn and grain sorghum – Tom Barber, extension weed scientist
    • Disease management in corn – Terry Spurlock, extension plant pathologist
    • Corn fertility – Trent Roberts, associate professor-soil fertility
    • Insect management in corn and grain sorghum – Glenn Studebaker, extension entomologist 
    • Agronomy – variety selection, seeding rates, harvest aids - Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist
    • Weed Science – applications, sedges, grass, technologies, resistance - Tommy Butts, extension weed scientist
    • Entomology – insect control, stink bugs, bill bugs, seed treatments - Nick Bateman, extension entomologist
    • Pathology – fungicides and timings - Yeshi Wamishe, extension plant pathologist
    • Fertility - nitrogen and general fertility - Trent Roberts, associate professor-soil fertility
    • Furrow irrigated rice – Jarrod Hardke, Justin Chlapecka, graduate assistant
    • Variety selection - Bill Robertson, extension cotton agronomist
    • Cotton fertility - Matt Fryer, extension instructor-soils
    • Cotton weed management - Tom Barber, extension weed scientist
    • Cotton disease and nematode management - Travis Faske, extension plant pathologist
    • Cotton insect management - Gus Lorenz, extension entomologist
    • County demonstration results/variety testing - Andy Vangilder, extension instructor
    • Weed management - Tom Barber, extension weed scientist
    • Insect management - Glenn Studebaker, extension entomologist
    • Disease management - Travis Faske, extension plant pathologist
    • Grain and cotton market outlook for 2021 - Scott Stiles, extension economist
    • Crop budgets 101 - Breana Watkins, extension economist
    • Sprayer technology - Jason Davis, extension application technologist
    • Furrow irrigation - Mike Hamilton, extension irrigation instructor
    • Interpreting Soil Moisture Sensors: Taking the confusion out – Chris Henry, Associate Professor and Water Management Engineer

  • Feb. 2 — Soybean production meeting — Registration link: https://bit.ly/ARSoybean2021
    • Soybean update/variety technology comparison - Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist
    • Insect update/Heligen ® - Ben Thrash, extension entomologist
    • Nematode management - Travis Faske, extension plant pathologist
    • Soybean fertility - Trent Roberts, associate professor – soil fertility
    • Soybean weed control - Tommy Butts, extension weed scientist.

To learn about extension and research programs in Arkansas, visit https://division.uaex.edu/

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About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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