A meeting to help farmers manage their crops once floodwater recede will by held by Arkansas Extension personnel June 8 in Morrilton, Ark. The Arkansas River Valley Flooding meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building at the Conway County Fairgrounds.
“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.”
- 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 Arkansas county Extension office.