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31
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 31, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn harvested has started on a very limited acreage (two producers that I know of) of high moisture corn. Most of the early planted corn in the southern half of the state is at black layer, so now it is just […]

25
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 24, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Much of our March and April planted corn is getting near maturity and many have just finished up their last irrigation this week while other fields that were later planted may still need another irrigation or two to reach maturity.   Some […]

18
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 17, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn and grain sorghum are progressing rapidly to maturity with recent warm temperatures. Most of the early planted corn in south Arkansas is likely being irrigated for the last time this week or early next week. Later planted corn and corn […]

17
Jul
2015
Corn and Grain Sorghum Irrigation Termination
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

The end of the irrigation season is in sight for many of our early planted corn and grain sorghum fields. For the most part this year we have had to irrigate less than some years due to abundant rainfall, but recent high temperatures and lack of consistent rainfall makes having adequate soil moisture to maturity […]

16
Jul
2015
History in the making for Arkansas irrigation
Author: Chris Henry, Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer, Rice Research and Extension Center

By Chris Henry, Ph.D., P.E. – Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer Today is the first day of a series of public meetings taking place across the state on the new proposed rule, Title 24 for the Arkansas Water Plan. These public hearings will take place at 11 am at select locations in Arkansas between July 16 […]

13
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 10, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Disease Update – Dr. Travis Faske (Extension Plant Pathologist)   Earlier this week southern rust was reported in five Arkansas counties:  Desha, Jackson, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Lonoke (Fig. 1). In 2014, southern rust was also detected in early July, but unlike last year warmer summer temperatures will promote crop maturity and disease development.  Therefore it […]

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 […]

26
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 26, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) This week has been the warmest of the year across much of the state with highs in the mid-to upper 90s’.  One Little Rock meteorologist mentioned that one day earlier this week was the warmest since September 2013, which puts things […]

22
Jun
2015
Arkansas farms stressed by low prices
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Capital intensive agriculture is characterized by large dollar values for expenses and returns, but the returns for the investment as determined by the return on assets is only moderate. Without payments from PLC and ARC during periods of commodity prices significantly less than equilibrium prices, farm failures would have ripple effects leading to failures of […]

19
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 19, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Most producers in the delta have been irrigating corn this week.  Most fields in south Arkansas have had at least one watering, while parts of central and northeast Arkansas were getting the first irrigation and some are still getting ready to […]