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23
Jul
2014
Corn and Grain Sorghum Irrigation Termination
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

For the most part, we have had a relatively cool and wet summer across Arkansas that has allowed us to reduce the number of irrigations on corn and grain sorghum. Driving around the state, it is hard to tell much difference between non irrigated corn and grain sorghum fields and fully irrigated fields. As we […]

23
Jul
2014
Disease alert: Rice blast throughout Arkansas
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

The weather this season is favorable to cause a blast epidemic. Get ahead of the disease! Rice blast pathogen spores can easily move across a field and/or from a field to another by wind. Clay, Randolph, Lawrence, White, Prairie, Lonoke, Woodruff, Monroe and Arkansas Counties have all had reports of rice blast largely on Jupiter followed […]

22
Jul
2014
Pigposium field day tomorrow 7/23/14 at NEREC
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Make plans to attend the only field day in 2014 focused solely on glyphosate-resistant pigweed control.  The Pigposium will feature key weed scientists and consultants from Arkansas, Tennessee and Illinois.  Topics at this field day will focus on control options in current technology as well as future herbicide options for pigweed as new technology is introduced […]

21
Jul
2014
Rice research verification program update for July 18, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

South Arkansas: The cooler temperatures during heading and grain fill should help yield and quality. On the other hand, rainfall and overcast weather can alter flowering and is a favorable environment for disease.  The Jefferson County field is at ½” internode and was treated for FAW numbering anywhere from 8-25 per sq. ft.  RSB are […]

21
Jul
2014
Grow for the Green soybean yield challenge entry deadline August 1, 2014
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

The entry deadline for the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge is fast approaching.  The deadline to submit entry forms is August 1, 2014.  Entry forms, rules, and regulations can be found on the Arkansas Soybean Association website (http://www.arkansassoybean.com/) or by clicking here. The 2014 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge will be […]

18
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-18-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 18, 2014                              No. 2014-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress Record-setting low temperatures are the story of the week.  Records were set both for nighttime lows and daytime highs.  Combined with more rain and flash flood warnings it hardly feels like the middle of July in […]

18
Jul
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for July 14-18, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The old crop cash soybean market declined for the third straight week losing 7 cents over the weekend to a statewide average of $12.64 and continuing with losses almost every day of the trading week (Figure 1).  A one cent gain on Wednesday represented the only day without a decline.  Market price ended the week […]

18
Jul
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 18, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Corn fields continue to progress to the finish.  Some of the fields are about two weeks away from irrigation termination.  With the rain entering the state, we may be down to just one more irrigation!  Southern rust has been found in […]

18
Jul
2014
Soybean research verification program weekly update – July 18, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was more abundant in the southern part of the state this week. All but three of the fields in the program have reached the reproductive stage and are enjoying the mild conditions this week. Irrigation will be top priority from this point forward due to growth stage and moisture requirements. Most of the fields […]

18
Jul
2014
Southern rust update and other corn diseases
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

A low level of southern rust was detected earlier this week in Craighead, Lee, Jefferson, Phillips, and Woodruff counties bringing the total county count to eight (Fig. 1). The highest disease severity was similar to that reported earlier this week with 50 to 100 pustules per plant on a few plants in a single area […]