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22
Aug
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 22, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The Clay County corn verification field is the only field that hasn’t reached R6 (black Layer) yet.  The field was about 60% starch this week, and I recommended one more irrigation today then to terminate irrigation.  It is only about 200 […]

15
Aug
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 15, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The Arkansas and White County corn fields have reached R6 (black layer).  Clay County is at R5.3 or about 30% starch.  The field was irrigated on August 14, and I recommended irrigation next week on August 21.  We should be around […]

08
Aug
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 8, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator)  The Clay County corn field is just beginning R5, which is my latest maturing field.  The field was irrigated on August 3, and will need to be irrigated on August 10 if we don’t get a rain.  We will likely irrigate […]

01
Aug
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 1, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The majority of the verification corn fields have reached irrigation termination.  Arkansas, Lee, Lonoke, and White counties have had irrigation terminated.   Clay County probably has 3 more irrigations before it is done.  Jefferson County needs one more irrigation on Monday and […]

25
Jul
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 25, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Corn fields continue the race to irrigation termination.  The Arkansas and White County fields need one more irrigation or rainfall before irrigation termination.  Lonoke, Lee and St Francis Counties need irrigated one more time or maybe two, depending on how it […]

23
Jul
2014
Corn and Grain Sorghum Irrigation Termination
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

For the most part, we have had a relatively cool and wet summer across Arkansas that has allowed us to reduce the number of irrigations on corn and grain sorghum. Driving around the state, it is hard to tell much difference between non irrigated corn and grain sorghum fields and fully irrigated fields. As we […]

18
Jul
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 18, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Corn fields continue to progress to the finish.  Some of the fields are about two weeks away from irrigation termination.  With the rain entering the state, we may be down to just one more irrigation!  Southern rust has been found in […]

16
Jul
2014
Watch for Insects in Grain Sorghum
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Grain sorghum is in all stages across the state from whorl stage to head fill. Each stage may be experiencing it’s own unique set of insect problems. We have some very late plantings that are in the whorl stage experiencing some significant pressure from fall armyworms. In some instances nearly 100% of the plants are […]

14
Jul
2014
Pest alert: Sugarcane aphid in grain sorghum/milo
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

Recently, a new pest of grain sorghum that has been causing problems for growers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Mississippi was found in Arkansas. The sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) was found in Ashley and Chicot Counties on June 27, in Desha County on July 1, and in Phillips County (Elaine area) on July 11. While […]

11
Jul
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 11, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Irrigations on corn fields continue in between rain showers.  Several producers have commented on how they will begin irrigation but have stopped because it rained.  We continue to scout for disease, but everything is clean. White sugarcane aphids have been found […]