By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators
In the south, Jefferson is approaching early boot stage. The maturity at Chicot has slowed compared to the DD-50. Arkansas, Lonoke, Lee and Monroe Counties are at ½” IE stage. The Desha and Lincoln County fields are in the 2nd tiller stage.
In the north, fields continue to progress well. Only the youngest field (White) still needs another week to meet Extension’s standard for triggering GreenSeeker scans to assist with nitrogen management. In Crittenden, these scans revealed that the upper 3 paddies have good mid-season N levels but the lower 3 paddies require a mid-season urea application. All other fields have maintained good N levels this week and canopies are closing rapidly so it is time to add weekly sheath blight checks to the crop management agenda in several fields. See pdf below for field-specific information.