The rain that the state received on April 15 was much needed on most of the corn fields. Sidedress nitrogen was going out on several of the fields ahead of the rain. The fields that are up and growing look good. There were some cutworms found in the Prairie County field, but they were not at treatment level. Herbicide and fertilizer applications will be the main focus this week.
Both grain sorghum fields received a much needed rain, and stand counts will be taken this week. A few cutworms were found in St Francis County, and will be monitored.
April 16, 2012 CGSRVP Weekly Update
County Hybrid Stage Height General Information
Arkansas Terral REV 28HR20 V2 3 in Field has emerged and has a stand count of 31,400 plants per acre. The field had some weeds emerged and a herbicide application was recommended along with sidedress fertilizer.
Clay Pioneer P2088HR Field was just emerging. Stand counts will be taken this week.
Desha DeKalb DKC 66-96 V2 3 in Field has emerged and has a stand count of 32,100 plants per acre. 50 gallons of 28-0-0-5 was knifed in on April 10. Will scout for weed control this week.
Drew DeKalb DKC 64-69 V1 1.5 in Field has emerged and has a stand count of 34,000 plants per acre. Recommended a fertilizer and herbicide application.
Pioneer 2088HR Corn is starting to spike in the majority of the field. In some of the heavier soil areas, the seed was not planted in moisture and the seed is still there. The recent rain should help with germination of those seeds.
Poinsett Armor 1262DPRO V2 1.75 in Field has emerged and has a stand count of 35,000 plants per acre. Will scout this week for weed control.
Prairie DeKalb DKC 64-69 V3 4 in Field was fertilized with 250 lbs of Urea (115 units N) on April 13 and received 1.3 inches of rain on April 14. Will scout for weeds this week. Cutworms were found at low levels in this field. They will be monitored this week.
Desha Pioneer 84G62 Field emerged on April 5. Stand counts will be taken this week.
St Francis Pioneer
V1 0.75 in Field emerged on April 8. Stand counts will be taken this week.