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16
Jul
2019
Rice sheath blight concern after days of heavy rain
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist High humidity and warm temperatures are the best recipe for sheath blight (Figure 1) disease to progress fast (Figure 2) in rice. The disease progresses fast both vertically and horizontally. After this rain, scout more frequently and act immediately if the disease is at threshold. To read more on […]

12
Jul
2019
Arkansas corn market report for July 8-12, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Up, up, and away seemed to be the theme for the Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market over the past trading week.  New crop corn gained 1 cent over the extended July 4th holiday weekend and opened on Monday at a statewide average of $4.35, an increase of […]

12
Jul
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for July 8-12, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market started the past trading week with a 3 cent weekend gain and moved higher each subsequent trading day of the week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at $8.68, 16 cents over the previous week opening day price.  Price moved above the $9.00 […]

12
Jul
2019
Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Program Update – July 12, 2019
Author: Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator

By Amanda Free, CRVSP Coordinator There are 15 Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Program fields in 2019. This year there is a wide variety of growth stages across the state as some areas had trouble finding a dry window long enough to get field operations done and planters into the field. Growth stages of cotton […]

12
Jul
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 7-12-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke The 20th Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%207-12-19.pdf It includes information on crop progress, Rice & Advice video series, 2019 Rice College, and upcoming field days. 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).

12
Jul
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – July 12, 2019
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators Rain was somewhat spotty with most fields getting some, there were a few that didn’t. However, Jefferson got dumped on, receiving 3.7”.  Irrigation has started in some more fields with several more scheduled very soon. Insect pressure remains very low but that is expected to change over […]

12
Jul
2019
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Update – July 12, 2019
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, CGSRVP Coordinator About half of the fields were irrigated over the last seven days with Chicot, Jefferson, Lawrence, and Mississippi County fields receiving enough rainfall to push irrigation out five or more days.  We are still using the combination of soil moisture sensors and Online Irrigation Scheduler. We have telemetry units on […]

12
Jul
2019
2019 Rice College Scheduled for August 1
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

2019 Rice College To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-arkansas-rice-college-registration-64992449165 Last day to register is July 28 – no on-site registration will be allowed the day of the event. Location:  University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Rice Research & Extension Center, 2900 Hwy. 130 E., Stuttgart, AR 72160 Date:  August 1, 2019 Time:  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Highlights: Crop […]

11
Jul
2019
Corn Disease Update: Southern Rust
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust was detected earlier this week (July 9) in Woodruff Co. near Augusta.  Disease incidence and severity was low (one leaf on two plants with 30-40 pustules/leaf) on corn at blister growth stage.  The first or second week of July is when southern rust is typically detected in […]

8
Jul
2019
Arkansas corn market report for July 1-5, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A short trading week for the Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market opened poorly with a 23 cent weekend loss, but the market regained upward momentum through the three days prior to July 4thand finished higher than the previous week close (Figure 1).  Corn opened on Monday at a […]