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26
Jun
2017
Southwestern Corn Borer Update
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

We are seeing a big jump in southwestern corn borer trap catches, particularly in the area around Brinkley and Wheatley. One trap hit over 1000 moths for a single week’s catch. One other trap in that area hit 89 moths which is very near our threshold of 100 moths per trap per week. Growers in […]

26
Jun
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for June 19-23, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Trading in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market fell 2 cents over the weekend to a Monday statewide average of $9.24.  The trend continued through most of the week before leveling off on Thursday and Friday at an $8.89 average price (Figure 1).  The closing average moved trading under the […]

26
Jun
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 23, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  All fields are approaching midseason or beyond except for Pulaski County which went to flood this past week.  The fields scheduled for midseason nitrogen are Arkansas, Clark, and Desha.  The Lafayette County field has received its midseason nitrogen application.  The Lonoke County […]

23
Jun
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 6-23-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles June 23, 2017  No. 2017-14                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.”  There are hotter topics in “other” crops this week than what’s going on with rice, but we’ll stay on topic here.  […]

23
Jun
2017
2017 Arkansas Rice College – Aug. 3, 2017
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in partnership with the Arkansas Crop Protection Association will be hosting the 2017 Rice College on August 3, 2017 at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart, AR starting at 8:00 a.m. and running through 1:00 p.m.  Crop consultants, industry personnel, and producers will see current […]

23
Jun
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 23, 2017
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rain for the past week was very sporadic ranging from zero at Miller to 2.45” at Washington. However, I expect that there will be ample rainfall to report at all fields next week. Hopefully TD Cindy will not flood any fields.  Stink bugs are […]

21
Jun
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update – June 20, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:   The warm weather has rice moving in the fast lane.  The Pulaski County field has gates installed and was the last field to be flooded.  All verification fields except Pulaski are progressing well and are at internode elongation (IE).  Mid-season nitrogen has […]

20
Jun
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for June 12-16, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market started rocky with an 11 cent weekend loss.  Trading opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.16, a 9 cent improvement over the previous week opening average.  Price held steady to midweek before posting gains on each […]

20
Jun
2017
Rice blast alert: First confirmed report on Jupiter at green ring stage in Woodruff County
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Most early planted rice in Arkansas is somewhere between green ring and panicle initiation and has started moving with the warm weather. Today (June 20, 2017), we received a report of leaf blast on medium grain rice variety Jupiter which is at half inch internode elongation in Woodruff County […]

17
Jun
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 6-16-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles June 16, 2017  No. 2017-13                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “Like the jitterbug it plum evaded me.”  Not sure why rice prices keep climbing like they are, or why rice is still being planted, but here we are […]