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24
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-24-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke June 24, 2016  No. 2016-15                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Standing outside has felt like standing in front of either a hot blowdryer or a blowtorch depending on your perspective.  Hot, humid conditions have the rice crop progressing well, but all those out in […]

24
Jun
2016
Southern rust of corn detected in Southeast Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust was confirmed earlier this week (June 23, 2016) from a commercial corn field south of Eudora in Chicot County. This is the first report of southern rust for the 2016 cropping season, which is about two weeks earlier than in 2015 when it was detected in three […]

23
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 24, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Rainfall was pretty sparse over the past week, ranging from zero at most fields to .65” at Drew 2. Stink bugs are at very low levels in those fields setting pods and no bollworms were found during scouting visits. Most fields have now moved into reproductive growth […]

23
Jun
2016
Caterpillars in conventional field corn: What should you do?
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist We have quite a bit of conventional field corn in Arkansas this year and have been getting questions on when to spray for fall armyworm (Fig. 1), corn earworm (Fig. 2),  and southwestern corn borer (Fig. 3).  First, I will address corn earworm and fall armyworm. Treatment is warranted for […]

23
Jun
2016
Research lacking to back claims for foliar-applied fertilizers
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Nathan Slaton, Rick Norman, Trent Roberts, Jason Kelley, Jarrod Hardke, Bill Robertson, Jeremy Ross and Leo Espinoza; University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Farmers must ask at least two fundamental questions about every product they are asked to purchase and apply to their crop: What is the frequency of crop response and what […]

21
Jun
2016
Rice blast active in Arkansas: Start scouting
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist, and Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist Most rice in Arkansas is near or well past internode elongation (joint movement).  Except for a few cases of seedling disease complexes and hydrogen sulfide toxicity, until now, blast and sheath blight rice diseases have been relatively quiet in Arkansas.  Today (June 20, […]

20
Jun
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 20, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: Several fields have reached internode elongation including Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, and Lincoln Counties.  The Arkansas County field did not require a mid-season nitrogen application according to GreenSeeker.  On the other hand the Desha County field did require a midseason nitrogen application. Both […]

20
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 17, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Majority of fields again received rainfall this past week, ranging from zero at Lee and Phillips 1 to 5.6” at Chicot. Excellent growth has been observed over past two weeks in all fields.  Several fields have reached R3, with several more that should be there next week, […]

18
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-18-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe June 18, 2016  No. 2016-14                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “It’s not so much the heat that’ll get you, but the humidity.”  It may get old hearing it said, but it doesn’t make it any less true.  On […]

16
Jun
2016
Rice Research Verification Program update for June 13, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: With hot weather and heat units hopefully here to stay the rice is progressing fast.  Arkansas and Lincoln Counties are at green ring to joint movement stage. Ashley County has had the levees put in and is now being flooded.  Phillips County […]