To no surprise planting progress in the state continues to lag the normal pace for this point in April. The link below provides a visual summary of Arkansas and U.S. planting progress to date. Information on wheat condition ratings and crop development are also included.
4-21-2014 Arkansas and US Crop Progress
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April 18, 2014 No. 2014-6 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress
Rain, rain, go away. I think we’re all getting a little tired of it these days. As sure as we complain about it now, we’ll be wishing for it again in a month. Never more than
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Seedling diseases can prevail in any rice field. However, their likelihood can be reduced with proper management. Seed rots and seedling diseases are generally “complex” meaning there can be more than one causal agent in a field. In fields with seedling problems, pathogen structures such as mycelia may easily be detected on the collar of
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April 12, 2014 No. 2014-5 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Planting Progress
The race is on this weekend. It’s time to see how much rice we can get in the ground before the next round of rain hits. With all the activity getting cranked up today I’ll be very surprised if we haven’t doubled
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USDA – NASS released its first U.S. Crop Progress report for 2014 this afternoon. It included planting progress, as of April 6, for cotton, sorghum, and rice. Winter wheat condition ratings were included as well.
Overall, U.S. sorghum and rice planting are lagging the 5-year average pace in all states, while
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Rains and cool temperatures continue to slow planting progress and crop development. Today’s Crop Progress report released by the Arkansas NASS office indicated that only “2.8 days were suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 6, 2014”. Planting progress for corn, rice, grain sorghum and soybeans is at or near that of 2013
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April 4, 2014 No. 2014-4 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Rick Norman, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress
I’m guessing around 5% of rice is in the ground to date. Most of it is isolated in places that have lucked into dry conditions. A number of fields went in early this week ahead of
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The link below includes a monthly listing of release dates for key USDA reports such as: Crop Progress, Export Sales, Crop Production, Supply/Demand (WASDE), Acreage, and Grain Stocks.
2014 Commodity Calendar
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will begin release of its’ weekly U.S. Crop Progress reports on Monday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m.
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“Be proactive” – this is the best approach to beat the unexpected effects of sporadic diseases such as bacterial panicle blight (BPB) of rice. Looking back, the rice yield and quality losses we had in 2010 and 2011 were enormous. Having most of the conventional varieties still susceptible to BPB and with no chemical options
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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
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