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7
Aug
2020
Arkansas Rice Update 8-7-20
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe The 20th Arkansas Rice Update of 2020 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%208-7-20.pdf. It includes information on progress, drain timing, disease updates, and the Online Rice Field Day. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the Arkansas Row Crops blog (http://arkansas-crops.com).

7
Aug
2020
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update – August 7, 2020
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was again spotty over the past week ranging from none at a few locations to 2.67” in Lafayette. Irrigation continues for most fields with Jefferson and Arkansas 2 very close to reaching R6.Insects continue to build with Arkansas 1 reaching threshold corn earworms […]

7
Aug
2020
Stored Grain Insect Control Starts With Proper Bin Sanitation
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Corn harvest is underway and some growers will be storing their grain on farm in bins for an extended period of time. Stored grain pests can cause significant losses if left unchecked. There is an entire complex of insects that can infest grain stored in bins. There are several […]

5
Aug
2020
Cotton Research Verification Update – August 3, 2020
Author: Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Program Coordinator and Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist There is a great deal of optimism with our cotton crop. Many fields are reaching cutout with three to four weeks of effective flowering and still have unbelievable retention values with some over 90% retention of all first position fruit. As we […]

3
Aug
2020
Bollworm Trap Catches for July 27 – July 31
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Bollworm pheromone trap catches by county are reported in the PDF below. For specific trap locations contact your local County Extension Agent. “This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27279/project accession no. 1013890] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.”

3
Aug
2020
Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Catches July 27 – July 31
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Southwestern corn borer mothpheromone trap catches by county are reported in the link below. Catches are low acrossthe stateas the crop is winding down for the season. We generally recommend considering a foliar application when numbers are over 100 per trap per week. For recommended insecticides consult MP144 Insecticide […]

3
Aug
2020
Arkansas Corn Market Report – July 27 – 31, 2020 and Monthly Summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jason Kelley, Professor and Extension Agronomist – Wheat and Feed Grain The Arkansas No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market continued its downward slide by losing 1 cent over the weekend and moving lower each day of the past trading week (Figure 1).  Price opened on Monday at $3.37, 3 […]

3
Aug
2020
Arkansas Soybean Market Report – July 27 – 31, 2020 and Monthly Summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jeremy Ross, Professor and Extension Agronomist – Soybeans Old crop soybean price rose 4 cents over the past weekend and eventually rose higher after a Tuesday decline (Figure 1).  The Arkansas 2019 Crop Soybean Cash Market opened on Monday at $9.10, 6 cents over the previous week opening day […]

31
Jul
2020
Arkansas Rice Update 7-31-20
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Nick Bateman, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Ben Thrash, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe The 19th Arkansas Rice Update of 2020 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%207-31-20.pdf. It includes information on progress, defoliation in reproductive rice, disease update, and rice stink bugs. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the […]

31
Jul
2020
Rice Research Verification Program Update – July 31, 2020
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator Most fields are 20% to 50% heading stage. Lonoke, Jackson and Mississippi Counties are 75% heading. Sheath blight advancement has slowed in the Drew County field. Smut prevention treatments have gone out on Jefferson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Monroe and Woodruff Counties.