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26
Jun
2014
Peanut producers: Spotting leaf spot diseases and fungicide timing for southern blight
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Though it is very common to find spots on peanut leaves in Arkansas, the disease called early leaf spot (ELS) of peanut (and late leaf spot of peanut) has yet to be confirmed in the state. Herbicide injury is most commonly mistaken for ELS (Figure 1). Early leaf spot is caused by the fungus Cercosproa […]

12
Jun
2014
Peanut acreage report and a reminder for growers: Check for nodulation
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Early season estimates indicate ~10,000 acres of runner peanut were planted in 2014 in Arkansas.  Estimates were based on grower acreage commitment to one of three peanut companies: Birdsong Peanut, Clint Williams, and Golden Peanut.  Total acreage was slightly less than projected and ~2,000 less than 2013.  The decline was related to lower peanut prices […]

30
May
2014
Don’t let sulfur deficiency take a bite of your yields
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

Plants need sulfur as it is part of some amino acids essential for optimum crop growth.  Sulfur fertilization has traditionally been recommended only for soils of coarse texture (sandy soils) particularly after significant rainfall, or if there is a history of sulfur deficiencies.  For years, air deposition (acid rain) was the main source of sulfur […]

01
Apr
2014
Are you maximizing control with your herbicide application?
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

This is an interesting time in Arkansas agriculture as new technologies are on the horizon in many crops and resistant weeds are becoming more prevalent in all crops and across multiple modes of action.  We have screened multiple samples of barnyardgrass that contain 3-way resistance to Propanil, Facet, and Newpath (ALS) chemistry.  Also annual and […]

26
Feb
2014
2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN. More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture. A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will […]

10
Feb
2014
Soil fertility workshop in Stuttgart cancelled for Feb. 11, 2014
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

The soil fertility workshop that was scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart has been cancelled due to the ominous winter weather forecast with plans to reschedule it for later in the year.  Please watch Arkansas Crops for a post indicating the new date and registration information. […]

27
Jan
2014
2014 soil fertility workshops scheduled: Register now
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

Registration for the 2014 Soil Fertility Workshops is now available. The first workshop will be held February 10, 2014 at ASU’s Cooper Alumni Center, Jonesboro. The second workshop will be held February 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart. Some of this year’s topics will include: How to build and maintain soil […]

11
Nov
2013
Arkansas peanut harvest exceeds expectations
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

The 2013 Arkansas peanut crop is on track to have the highest yield and grade since peanut production returned to the state in 2010.  Last year was a very good year for peanut production with an average yield of 4,500 lb/A and grade of 73.  Though 40% of the runner peanut crop has yet to […]

15
Oct
2013
Peanut disease alert: Sclerotinia blight of peanut detected in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Sclerotinia blight was detected earlier this month in a commercial peanut field near Pocahontas, AR.  This is a common soilborne disease of peanut in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, and North Carolina; however, until now it has not been reported in Arkansas.  In fields with a history of sclerotinia blight it is common to have pod losses […]

12
Sep
2013
Considerations for late season peanut diseases and determining when to dig
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Though planting was delayed due to cool, wet weather in the spring and wet, cloudy conditions during pegging and pod formation were less than ideal for peanut production, overall, the crop is looking good to excellent.  This year half of the total acres (~11,000) were planted in high oleic runners (GA09B, FloRun 107 and FL […]