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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 […]

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
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 […]

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 […]

22
Jun
2015
Sugarcane aphid distribution in Arkansas as of June 20, 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, and Ashley. 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 can […]

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 […]

12
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 12, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Summer time is here and we have quickly gone from being too wet in many areas of the state to now needing a rain.  Most of the corn is now large enough that it is using a considerable amount of water.  […]

12
Jun
2015
Sugarcane aphid update: first reports on sorghum in Arkansas for 2015
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

Sugarcane aphids were confirmed yesterday in grain sorghum in Chicot County (just west of Lake Village) and Desha County (south of Kelso). In both cases, the populations were very small, and consisted mostly of individual aphids or isolated small colonies. Neither field was close to our preliminary action threshold of 25% of plants infested. However, […]