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06
Jul
2015
Stink Bugs In Grain Sorghum – When Do We Treat?
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

We have been getting a lot of calls on stink bugs in grain sorghum and there has been some confusion on when to treat for these pests. Similar to other crops, the treatment level for stink bugs is dependent upon the growth stage of the sorghum plant. Because stink bugs feed on the developing seed, […]

05
Jul
2015
Fall Armyworms in Grain Sorghum
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

We are picking up fall armyworms in whorl stage grain sorghum. Most of these infestations are spotty across the field with about one worm per whorl in spots of about 10-20 plants. While plants may look rough, plants should recover with no significant yield loss. It generally takes several worms per whorl to cause enough […]

02
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-2-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 2, 2015                                No. 2015-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Continued favorable weather conditions over the past week look to give way to a rainy 4th of July weekend.  Must of the state is expected to receive heavy to scattered showers Friday through Monday.  This will hopefully give some […]

02
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 29-July 3, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market had an explosive week fueled by the Tuesday USDA crop reports.  Old crop price had remained virtually steady over the previous weekend in anticipation of the report releases with a $10.07 statewide Monday average.  The market surged up 54 cents on Tuesday.  Despite an expected […]

02
Jul
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 2, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Weed control is the biggest priority in the north, while irrigation is still a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Stinkbug numbers are increasing in the southern part of the state, while disease pressure is not an issue this week. […]

02
Jul
2015
Fungicides for major rice diseases
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Integrated disease management is the best approach to keep major rice diseases under control i.e., varietal resistance, best cultural practices and chemical products. Varietal resistance is the best and most user friendly disease control measure. However, host resistance is not always available to all diseases. Cultural management strategies are beneficial […]

01
Jul
2015
Disease update for corn, grain sorghum, and soybeans
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

The following is an update on the diseases we are seeing around the state at this point in the crop year and general thoughts on disease management. Dr. Jason Kelley and Dr. Travis Faske also contributed information for this update. Frogeye leaf spot on soybean. Frogeye was found in Armor DK 4744 Monday at Rohwer […]

29
Jun
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 29, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator South Arkansas: All fields progressing well with good heat units moving them along. In some cases maturity is a few days earlier with a current DD-50. Five conventional fields (Desha, Monroe, Lonoke, Phillips, and the north half of Lee County) did not require any mid-season nitrogen applications. […]

29
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean markets for June 22-26, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market surged up 18 cents over the past weekend and gave promise to open the past week of trading. The Monday statewide average price was $9.95 and the market held most of the gain before a mild decline on Wednesday to $9.87. Price then surged again on Thursday to a […]

29
Jun
2015
Sugarcane aphid distribution in Arkansas as of 6/27/2015
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

Sugarcane aphid has been confirmed in grain sorghum in the following Arkansas counties so far in 2015: Chicot, Desha, Ashley, and Arkansas. This map will be updated weekly as the aphid continues to spread. In areas where sugarcane aphid has been found, sorghum needs to be scouted regularly, as this insect reproduces very rapidly and […]