Most fields involved in the Wheat Research Verification Program have been planted. The remaining fields will be planted very soon. Please refer to the table below for the progress of each WRVP field.
To learn more about the Research Verification Program in Arkansas, visit www.uaex.edu.
The Arkansas Research Verification Programs represent a public exhibition of the implementation of research-based Extension recommendations in an actual field scale farming environment for cotton, rice, soybeans, and wheat. Since the Research Verification Programs are subject to public scrutiny and funding, generally with producer monies, Extension makes a very strong attempt to implement these recommendations in a timely manner in order to fulfill the objectives of the program. The Wheat Research Verification Program is coordinated by Chris Grimes and Steve Kelley.
|Arkansas||Progeny 870||GS 5||The field was drilled on beds on October 24. No weed problems are present. 125 lbs/A of urea + 100 lbs/A of ammonia sulfate was applied on Feb. 7, and an additional 125 lbs/A of urea was applied March 8.|
|Ashley||Terral TV8861||GS 6||The field was drilled on October 30. Due to the variable soil type, emergence was slow and erratic. 125 lbs/A of urea + 100 lbs/A of ammonia sulfate was applied on Feb. 8. An additional 100 lbs/A of urea was applied last Wednesday (March 6), with a timely rain this past weekend for activation. No herbicides will be needed.|
|Chicot||AgriMAXX 413||GS 5||The field was broadcast seeded on October 31. There have no major weed problems. Soil tests and plant symptoms showed a need for phosphorus, so an application of 125 lbs/A of urea + 100 lbs/A of DAP was applied February 7. An additional 150 lbs/A of urea was applied last Friday, March 8.|
|Conway||Armor Ricochet||GS 4||200 lbs/A of urea + 100 lbs/A of ammonia sulfate was applied on March 5. 1 ¼ inches of rainfall occurred on Sunday for activation.|
|Jefferson||Syngenta Oakes||GS 5-6||The field was drilled on November 2. 150 lbs/A of urea was applied on February 7, and an additional application is planned in the near future. PowerFlex was applied at the first of December for ryegrass control. Results look to be near 100% control.|
|Lafayette||Terral TV8861||GS 7||Broadcast planted on October 12 following a previous corn crop. Growth and development has been excessive all year. 55 lbs/A of actual N (32% UAN) was applied on February 20. We will determine if future N is needed when we scout later this week.|
|Lee||Armor Ricochet||GS 3||Axial XL + Harmony Extra was applied on March 9, and 90 lbs/A of urea is planned as soon as possible.|
|Lincoln||Pioneer 26R20||GS 5||The field was broadcast planted on October 11. There have been no weed problems. 125 lbs/A of urea + 100 lbs/A of ammonia sulfate was applied on March 8.|
|Miller||Terral TV8861||GS 7||The field was drilled on October 9, and has been very rank all winter. There have been no weed or disease problems. 120 lbs/A of urea was applied on February 5. We will scout for diseases on Friday, and determine if additional N is needed.|
|Randolph||Syngenta Coker 9553||GS 5||2,4-D was applied for broadleaf weeds on March 7, and an additional 120 lbs/A of urea is scheduled as soon as possible.|