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14
Jun
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 6-14-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, & Scott Stiles The 16th Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%206-14-19.pdf It includes information on progress, sulfur-containing fertilizers, rice markets, and field problems. 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).

14
Jun
2019
Moisture fuels a blast epidemic: Plan to scout for leaf blast
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist There is already dew in the mornings and rain is in the forecast. Even with planting being later this year, it may still be time to start scouting for leaf blast in susceptible rice, particularly in the event of frequent rains, overcast days and slow wind. Remember leaf blast […]

14
Jun
2019
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Update – June 14, 2019
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, CGSRVP Coordinator Most of the fields have or are receiving pretassel nitrogen applications this week.  Monroe and White Counties are behind the others but progressing well.  First tassels were found Tuesday in Prairie County with just a few visible around the edges.  It will be next week before the field is considered at tassel (VT).  Some […]

14
Jun
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – June 14, 2019
Author: Kim Rowe, Program Associate

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators As last week, several fields were planted and we’re getting close to having them all in the ground. All planted fields received rainfall this past week with the exception of Ashley. Flowering has begun in the older fields and irrigation will start next week if we miss […]

14
Jun
2019
June 15: Crop Insurance Final Plant Date for Soybeans Not Following Another Crop.
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

June 15th is the crop insurance “Final Planting Date” for soybeans not following another crop. This deadline applies to all counties in Arkansas. Following the “Final Planting Date” is what is referred to as the “Late Planting Period”. For soybeans in Arkansas the “Late Planting Period” is 25 days. During this time the decision can […]

14
Jun
2019
Scout for rice growth stage when you scout for rice diseases
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Preventative measures including land preparation, variety selection, seed treatment, timing for planting, nutrient and water management are key to suppressing most rice diseases. Implementing best cultural practices typically results in a healthy, flourishing crop. Under ideal growing conditions, the correct timing for management actions may be missed.  Scouting for growth […]

11
Jun
2019
MP 144 Insecticide Recommendation Guide for Arkansas Now Mobile-Friendly
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

To get insecticide recommendations on your mobile device, visit mp144.uaex.edu/ Producers, agricultural agents and consultants will now have access to a comprehensive database of insecticide information at their fingertips, with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s launch of a mobile-device-friendly version of the invaluable MP-144, also known as “Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas.” Glenn […]

11
Jun
2019
Start Scouting for Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Toxicity in Rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist If you have fields with a history of hydrogen sulfide toxicity which led to a condition called autumn decline as in Figure 1 and 2, you need to begin scouting two weeks after establishing permanent flood. Healthy roots appear clean or even reddish, but not black. Black roots can […]

10
Jun
2019
Preflood Nitrogen Considerations for Rice
Author: Trenton Roberts, Associate Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

By Trent Roberts, Rick Norman and Jarrod Hardke Preflood nitrogen (N) applications in rice are very important for setting yield potential in rice as two of the three yield components (tiller number and seeds per panicle) are set by the preflood N. The efficiency of preflood N uptake in rice is influenced by many factors […]

9
Jun
2019
Rice Research Verification Program Update – June 7, 2019
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators In the south, Chicot and Jefferson are the earliest planted and tillering well. Jefferson will be at green ring next week 6/9 according to the DD-50.  Arkansas, Lonoke, Lee and Monroe Counties are receiving pre-flood nitrogen applications. Desha County was drill seeded on 5/25 while Lincoln was […]