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30
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-30-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz June 30, 2016  No. 2016-16                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Heading has begun on a limited basis and we’ll be picking up speed over the next couple of weeks.  There’s light at the end of the tunnel.  But every now […]

30
Jun
2016
U.S. 2016 Crop Acreage
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

USDA-NASS released its June Acreage report this morning.  The full report can be found at this link:  http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1000 Pre-report expectations were for lower U.S. corn and higher soybean acres than shown in the March 31 Prospective Plantings report.  The average trade guess for corn was 92.9 million acres.  The June 30 Acreage report revealed total […]

30
Jun
2016
Fungicides for common rice diseases in Arkansas: Rates and compositions
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Since varietal genetic resistance is not always available for all diseases, cultural management strategies are highly recommended. However, in some instances, use of fungicides to reduce disease pressure has become inevitable in our rice production system.  To benefit the most from fungicide application the following pointers are suggested: Know […]

30
Jun
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for June 13-24, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2015 Old Crop Soybean Cash Market price lost 9 cents over the weekend preceding this two week period as old beans experienced two distinct downward movements (Figure 2).  Old beans opened on Monday, June 13, at a statewide average of $11.56.  Price fell sharply through most of the first […]

27
Jun
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 27, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: Seven out of nine southern fields have reached internode elongation. No sheath blight has been detected as of now.  Some rice stink bugs lurking around edges and in the fields waiting on heading.  Brown spot has occurred in the east side of […]

27
Jun
2016
Sheath blight rice disease showing up: Start scouting
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Plant Pathologist, and Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist If your rice crop has reached or is past green ring (internode elongation) it’s time to start scouting for sheath blight.  Conditions that favor sheath blight are susceptible cultivars, high N rates, dense stands with thick canopies, and field history of sheath blight […]

24
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-24-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke June 24, 2016  No. 2016-15                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Standing outside has felt like standing in front of either a hot blowdryer or a blowtorch depending on your perspective.  Hot, humid conditions have the rice crop progressing well, but all those out in […]

24
Jun
2016
Southern rust of corn detected in Southeast Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust was confirmed earlier this week (June 23, 2016) from a commercial corn field south of Eudora in Chicot County. This is the first report of southern rust for the 2016 cropping season, which is about two weeks earlier than in 2015 when it was detected in three […]

23
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 24, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Rainfall was pretty sparse over the past week, ranging from zero at most fields to .65” at Drew 2. Stink bugs are at very low levels in those fields setting pods and no bollworms were found during scouting visits. Most fields have now moved into reproductive growth […]

23
Jun
2016
Caterpillars in conventional field corn: What should you do?
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist We have quite a bit of conventional field corn in Arkansas this year and have been getting questions on when to spray for fall armyworm (Fig. 1), corn earworm (Fig. 2),  and southwestern corn borer (Fig. 3).  First, I will address corn earworm and fall armyworm. Treatment is warranted for […]