UACES Facebook June 8 meeting set at Morrilton for post-flood crop management

June 8 meeting set at Morrilton for post-flood crop management

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts:

    • Arkansas River Valley Flooding meeting set for June 8 at Conway Co. Fairgrounds
    • Extension agronomists to cover post-flood crop management

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(Newsrooms: Current flood photos available for download at www.flickr.com/photos/uacescomm)

MORRILTION, Ark. – Extension personnel with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are hosting a meeting June 8 in Morrilton to help farmers manage their crops once the floodwaters recede. 

SUBMERGED -- Flood waters from the Arkansas and Fourche LaFave River closed roads and submerged farm fields in Arkansas. (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Jesse Bocksnick) 

The Arkansas River Valley Flooding meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building at the Conway County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are on Levi Drive, north of Arkansas Highway 64.

“Our growers have a ton of questions about the future of their crops. Can the plants be saved? Can they replant? What about weeds and insects?” said Hank Chaney, Faulkner County extension staff chair for the Division of Agriculture. “For this meeting, we’re pulling together our agronomists and other experts to help producers navigate this very uncertain time.”

The agenda:

    • 9:30 a.m. - Welcome
    • 9:30-9:50 a.m. - Planting soybean - time permitting. Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist for the Division of Agriculture.
    • 9:50-10:10 a.m. - Soybean insects in non-irrigated and late-planted soybeans. Gus Lorenz extension entomologist.
    • 10:10-10:30 a.m. - How am I going to control all of these weeds? Tom Barber, extension weed scientist.
    • 10:45-11:05 a.m. - Wheat straw management, and fertilizer/herbicide application in corn and grain sorghum. Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist.
    • 11:05-11:25 a.m. - How am I going to farm this stretch of rice? Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist.
    • 11:25-11:50 a.m. - Farm Service Agency update. Robert Evans, FSA, Morrilton.

For more information about the meeting, contact your county extension office.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of 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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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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