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29
Jul
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for July 29, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All but the Arkansas co field got in on the rain this past week, some got very little, some got a fair amount, while Desha received 3.25”.  Stink bug populations are still very low and bollworms are beginning to build in the Grand Prairie […]

29
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 25-29, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The future looked scary as past week of trading began with a 22 cent weekend decline that left the Monday opening price at $9.98, the first sub-$10.00 daily average since early May.  But price moved higher each of the subsequent two trading days to more than offset a Thursday correction […]

29
Jul
2016
Soybean disease update and management: Frogeye leaf spot
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) is one of the most common foliar diseases of soybean in Arkansas.  As with all foliar disease, some degree of leaf wetness and favorable temperatures are needed for disease development.  As expected, such conditions do not occur statewide and each year, FLS is more active […]

29
Jul
2016
Fall Armyworm in Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist & Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist There are numerous reports of fall armyworm in heading rice this week, following on the heels of similar reports in Mississippi.  As a general rule we don’t treat for fall armyworm in rice.  Most often they’re moving in from grasses on field edges.  Occasionally […]

29
Jul
2016
Dicamba Effects on Soybean Seed and Off-spring
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Two weeks ago, I wrote an article on the effects of dicamba drift on soybean and potential yield reduction (click here for article).  Basically to sum it up for yield loss, the most sensitive stages where yield loss can result from off-target movement of dicamba ranges from late vegetative […]

26
Jul
2016
Southern blight activity on the increase in some peanut fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern blight or southern stem rot is the most common peanut disease in Arkansas. This disease occurs during the hot summer months, hence the name southern blight.  Fungal growth and symptomatic plants (i.e. flagging or wilting; Fig. 1) can be observed in fields especially after canopy closure, which creates the […]

26
Jul
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 25, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators  South Arkansas:  Rice stink bug (RSB) numbers are all over the place and very sporadic.  Monroe and Lee Co. are running 3-4 RSB per 10 sweeps.  Jefferson Co. was running 3-4 last week and this week running 0-3.  Arkansas Co. ran 5.5 RSB reaching […]

22
Jul
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 7-22-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe July 22, 2016  No. 2016-19                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Upon looking at oil dripping from underneath his racecar, Robert Duvall in Days of Thunder looked at the car and said, “This is not the kind of answer I’m looking […]

22
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 18-22, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading began with a modest 2 cent weekend gain that put the Monday opening price at $10.91, but the market moved lower each trading day to a Friday closing statewide average of $10.20, a 69 cent overall decline from the previous Friday closing price (Figure 1).  […]

22
Jul
2016
Rice bacterial panicle blight: what research has taught us
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist and T. Gebrmariam, T. Mulaw, S. Belmar, C. Kelsey In the paradigm of plant pathology three factors are important for disease to occur. This includes the perfect alignment of a susceptible host with a virulent pathogen under favorable environment.  Some may associate environment only with weather. Sometimes, specific factors […]