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Arkansas Row Crop Verification

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The Arkansas Row Crop Verification Program is funded by the different Arkansas Promotion Boards.

In the 1980’s, crop yields were declining, prices were low, and production costs were high.  Producers requested that the University of Arkansas field-test existing technologies to determine the profitability of production. The Arkansas Row Crop Research Verification Program was born.  The program first began in 1980 with cotton.  The Arkansas Row Crop Verification Program is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, county Extension agents, Extension specialists, and researchers.  It is an on-farm demonstration of all the research-based practices and technologies recommended to maximize the production and profitability of row crops in Arkansas. The overall goal is to verify that management according to University of Arkansas recommendations can result in increased profitability compared to standard producer practices.  Some other goals of the program are to establish an economic database, demonstrate that high yields can be constantly achieved economically, promote timeliness in management decisions and provide training and assistance to new County Agents.  Rice and soybean verification programs began in 1983, followed by wheat verification in 1986 and corn and grain sorghum in 2000. 

News & Updates

River Valley Verification Field
River Valley Verification field County Agents and Producers

Corn Research Verification Program

AR Corn & Grain Sorghum Weekly Update - Final Update for 2016

2016 Arkansas CGSRVP Annual Report

Click here for past Annual Reports and Updates

The 2016 University of Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Annual Report is now available by clicking the link above.  There were 6 corn fields entered in the program in 2016.  The average yield was 191.7 bushels per acre.  Fertilizer was the largest input expense in 2016 at $144.28 per acre which accounted for 34% of production expenses.  Seed was a close second at $138.65 per acre and 33% of production expenses.    


Lincoln RRVP Field
Lincoln County RRVP field ready for harvest. Rainfall 3.1" as of 8/15.

Rice Research Verification Program

RRVP Update - August 15, 2016

2015 Arkansas RRVP Annual Report

Click here for past Annual Reports and Updates

South Arkansas: With several days of rain in the forecast starting this weekend the harvest will be delayed in Jefferson and Lincoln Counties.  The Phillips County field is approaching 75% heading and (RSB) numbers are extremely low as of now.  Rice stink bugs are not an issue in all other fields.  According to the DD50 Program, Arkansas County is scheduled to drain on 8/10.  Desha, Chicot and Ashley Counties are scheduled to drain next week.

North Arkansas:  Only Cross, Lawrence, and White Counties still require a flood on the field and continue to be checked for rice stink bug populations.  So far they have remained below the treatment threshold for RSB.  All other program fields are now drained and drying down for harvest.  Conway County is expected to be harvested first and should be ready within a week.

See field-specific information by clicking the RRVP Update - August 15, 2016 link above.


Desha SRVP
Desha County SRVP being harvested.

Soybean Research Verification Program

SRVP Final Update for 2016

2015 Arkansas SRVP Annual Report

Click here for past Annual Reports and Updates

Refer to weekly update above for field specifics. 


White County Grain Sorghum

Grain Sorghum Verification in White County. 

Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program

AR Corn & Grain Sorghum Weekly Update - Final Update for 2016

2016 Arkansas CGSRVP Annual Report

Click here for past Annual Reports and Updates

The 2016 University of Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Annual Report is now available by clicking the link above.  There were 2 grain sorghum fields entered in the program in 2016.  The average yield was 61.7 bushels per acre.  Fertilizer was the largest input expense in 2016 at $81.56 per acre which accounted for 32% of production expenses. 


Scouting WRVP with County Agents eekly Reports Click Here
Scouting WRVP with County Agents.

Wheat Research Verification Program

 

2016 WRVP Annual Report

2016-17 WRVP Weekly Update 1/27/2017

 

Click here for past Annual Reports and Updates

 

 

 

 


Cotton Boll
Opened cotton boll from cotton verification field.

Cotton Research Verification Program

Cotton Research Verification Program 2016 Yields 

See field specific information by clicking the Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Program 2016 Yields link above.


 

  

 

The Arkansas Row Crop Verification Coordinators

Kevin Lawson - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification Coordinator    Amanda Free - Cotton Verification Coordinator   Ralph
Kevin Lawson
Corn &
Grain Sorghum 
klawson@uaex.edu
 
Amanda Free
Cotton
nfree@uaex.edu
 
Ralph Mazzanti 
Rice
South Counties
rmazzanti@uaex.edu
Ron   Chad
  Chris Elkins - Soybean & Wheat
Ron Baker 
Rice
North Counties
rbaker@uaex.edu
 
Chad Norton
Soybeans & Wheat 
South Counties
cnorton@uaex.edu
 
Chris Elkins 
Soybeans & Wheat
North Counties
celkins@uaex.edu

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