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31
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-31-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 31, 2015                              No. 2015-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress It’s a good indication of the recent high temperatures when 91 degrees feels like a cold snap.  The greatest thing about our current weather change isn’t just the reduced daytime temps making it easier on us, but the reduced […]

31
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 31, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn harvested has started on a very limited acreage (two producers that I know of) of high moisture corn. Most of the early planted corn in the southern half of the state is at black layer, so now it is just […]

31
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Expo on Friday, August 7th
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The Arkansas Rice Expo opens at 8 a.m. at the Grand Prairie Center, 2709 U.S. 165 in Stuttgart, AR.  There is no cost to attend and the event ends with a catfish lunch.  Fields tours of research plots, food demonstrations, and family fun are all part of the expo, a salute by the University of Arkansas […]

31
Jul
2015
Harvest Aids for Grain Sorghum
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Harvest Aids for Grain Sorghum By: Jason Kelley, Tom Barber, Gus Lorenz, Glenn Studebaker, and Nick Seiter As we approach grain sorghum harvest, many are considering using a harvest aid. There are pros and cons to using a harvest aid. The greatest benefits are that they can dry down green plant and or weed material […]

31
Jul
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 31, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation is still a priority on fields in the north and south. Insect and disease pressure has been light in the verification fields this week. Irrigation on three of the fields in the South has been terminated and are basically done. Please refer to […]

30
Jul
2015
2015 Rice College Training on Aug. 6th
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

2015 “Rice College” Training Agenda Rice Research & Extension Center August 6, 2015 Please join us on August 6th at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart for the 2015 “Rice College” Training Session.  This session will be a “boots only”, hands-on training in many critical areas of rice production where attendees will be […]

28
Jul
2015
Sugarcane aphid distribution in Arkansas as of July 27, 2015
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Sugarcane aphid has been confirmed in grain sorghum in the following Arkansas counties so far in 2015: Chicot, Desha, Ashley, Arkansas, Lincoln, Phillips, Lonoke, White, Logan, Crittenden, Jefferson, Drew, Pulaski, Monroe, Lee, St. Francis, Cross, Jackson, Woodruff, Mississippi, Poinsett, Craighead, Yell, Clay, and Greene. We are adding fewer counties now, […]

27
Jul
2015
Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge entry deadline August 1, 2015
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist-Soybean  The entry deadline for the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge is fast approaching. The deadline to submit entry forms is August 1, 2015. Entry forms, rules, and regulations can be found on the Arkansas Soybean Association website (http://www.arkansassoybean.com/) or by clicking here. The 2015 Grow for the Green […]

27
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for July 20-24, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market fell 15 cents over the weekend and opened this past Monday with a statewide average price of $10.07. Only three markets continued to provide quotes in Arkansas after Monday: Wynne, Old Town/Elaine, and Stuttgart. The market initially moved higher early in the week before […]

25
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 24, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Much of our March and April planted corn is getting near maturity and many have just finished up their last irrigation this week while other fields that were later planted may still need another irrigation or two to reach maturity.   Some […]