The new Arkansas Rice Production Handbook is now available under the Publications tab (located near the top of the Arkansas Row Crops home page).
You can also visit http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publications/MP-192.asp to view/download the complete publication or individual chapters.
Printed copies of the handbook should be available after the first of the year.
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Preliminary results from 2013 crop performance trials have been posted to the Arkansas Variety Testing website: http://arkansasvarietytesting.com.
Preliminary results have now been posted for rice, soybean, corn, wheat, and grain sorghum.
Information for 2013 trials will be updated as needed until final reports are posted.
In the last few years we have been seeing the need for foliar thrips applications in cotton, even though seed was treated with an Insecticide Seed Treatment (IST). Growers and consultants have been frustrated with the need for foliar applications to protect cotton from thrips after spending $15 per acre for a seed treatment
Continue reading Cruiser (thiamethoxam) seed treatment may be ineffective on tobacco thrips in cotton
September 20, 2013 No. 2013-26 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
This will be the final weekly rice update of the year. Additional updates may be published if the need arises.
Rainfall across the state today will mark the first slowdown of rice harvest this year. The stage of harvest is
Continue reading Arkansas Rice Update 9-20-13
September 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage
The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of September 17, 2013. This information is subject to change as further updates are released each month. The final report for the year will be released in January, including final harvest acreage information.
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September 12, 2013 No. 2013-25 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
Many growers are continuing to make quick work of harvest these days. The majority of yield numbers coming in are 180+ bu/acre with most numbers in the 200+ range. Difficult to be unhappy with those kinds of
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September 6, 2013 No. 2013-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
Seeing trucks stacking up at the mill is an easy giveaway that harvest is picking up steam. It’s becoming common that I hear people with high test weights (45-47 lbs/bu). Trucks get heavy really fast with test
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August 30, 2013 No. 2013-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
Harvest is starting to get going in the central part of the state. For the most part it’s isolated to early-planted fields. Yield reports continue to be very positive – almost all have been over 200 bu/acre
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Although the rice stink bug numbers have moderated from the extremely high numbers we saw on early headed fields, we are still seeing stink bugs in many fields that are in the last two weeks of heading. In many cases, kernels at the far end of the panicle may already be at the hard
Continue reading Don’t get pecked: Stink bugs can still cause problems on rice
Yesterday (8/23/13), I received reports of neck blast (Picture 1) in western Greene County, AR. We visited two fields of CL151 and a field of Francis where all were confirmed to have the disease. The Francis field and one of the fields of CL151 were at grain fill; and the other field of CL151
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