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20
Jul
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 7-20-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke & Yeshi Wamishe July 20, 2018  No. 2018-21                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “It never rains in Southern California.”  That song came on just as we were getting some of the first measurable rainfall in weeks.  Just wait a while and the weather will change.  […]

20
Jul
2018
Irrigation Termination in Corn
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Many Arkansas corn growers are anxious to get to irrigation termination as it has been a long hot and dry summer for many. This year in particular many producers who are watering from surface water or reservoirs are getting increasingly nervous at the low water levels and are some are being forced to decide which […]

20
Jul
2018
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Update – July 20, 2018
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Coordinator We found very low levels of Southern rust in the Corn Verification Field in Prairie County. Two leaves out of 100 total stops and very low on those two leaves. The field is about a week from black layer as well, so there is not much concern. […]

20
Jul
2018
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – July 20, 2018
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was again extremely spotty across the state ranging from zero at several fields to 2.1” at Chicot. Corn earworms are the story of the week in south Arkansas as four fields were treated for growing populations. Irrigation continues to be of great importance […]

20
Jul
2018
Peanut Disease Update – July 20, 2018
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Currently, the 2018 Arkansas peanut crop is looking good to excellent. The majority of the peanut fields range in maturity from full pod to beginning seed (Fig. 1). Blooming has slowed due to the hot weather and has stopped in areas of the field where plants are stressed. Based […]

20
Jul
2018
Preventing Stored Grain Insects in On-Farm Storage Facilities
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

By Glenn Studebaker – Ext Entomologist/IPM Coordinator, Gus Lorenz – Ext Entomologist, Nick Bateman – Ext Entomologist, Neelendra Joshi – Res Entomologist and Aaron Cato – Ento PhD Grad Student Corn harvest is just around the corner and some growers will be storing their grain on farm in bins for an extended period of time. […]

19
Jul
2018
Tarnished Plant Bug Control In Cotton: Rain and Insecticides
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

Tarnished plant bug numbers are picking up in cotton and with pop-up rainfall we experience this time of year, we are getting calls on how long an insecticide needs to be on the plant before it is rainfast. The longer an insecticide is on the plant, the better. Most products need to be on the […]

18
Jul
2018
Common Questions on Kernel Smut and False Smut Management
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist I have my fields planted with hybrid rice this year. They were all planted early in the last week of April. Do I need any fungicide application for kernel smut (Figure 1) or false smut (Figure 2)? Most hybrid rice varieties are susceptible to one or both smuts. Your […]

18
Jul
2018
Tobacco Budworm Trap Catches 7-13-18
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

Tobacco budworm trap catches by county are reported below. Ashley Budworm 7-17 Clark Budworm 7-13 Clay Budworm 7-13 Jackson Budworm 7-13 Poinsett Budworm 7-13 “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.”

17
Jul
2018
Bollworm Trap Catches 7-13-2018
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

Trap catches by county reported below. Arkansas Bollworm 7-13 Ashley Bollworm 7-17 Clark Bollworm 7-13 Clay Bollworm 7-13 Conway Perry Faulkner Bollworm 7-13 Craighead Bollworm 7-13 Crittenden Bollworm 7-13 Desha Bollworm 7-13 Drew Bollworm 7-13 Greene Bollworm 7-13 Jackson Bollworm 7-13 Jefferson Bollworm 7-13 Lawrence Bollworm 7-13 Lee Bollworm 7-13 Mississippi Bollworm 7-13 Monroe Bollworm […]