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23
Jun
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 23, 2017
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rain for the past week was very sporadic ranging from zero at Miller to 2.45” at Washington. However, I expect that there will be ample rainfall to report at all fields next week. Hopefully TD Cindy will not flood any fields.  Stink bugs are […]

21
Jun
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update – June 20, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:   The warm weather has rice moving in the fast lane.  The Pulaski County field has gates installed and was the last field to be flooded.  All verification fields except Pulaski are progressing well and are at internode elongation (IE).  Mid-season nitrogen has […]

20
Jun
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for June 12-16, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market started rocky with an 11 cent weekend loss.  Trading opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.16, a 9 cent improvement over the previous week opening average.  Price held steady to midweek before posting gains on each […]

20
Jun
2017
Rice blast alert: First confirmed report on Jupiter at green ring stage in Woodruff County
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Most early planted rice in Arkansas is somewhere between green ring and panicle initiation and has started moving with the warm weather. Today (June 20, 2017), we received a report of leaf blast on medium grain rice variety Jupiter which is at half inch internode elongation in Woodruff County […]

16
Jun
2017
2017 Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update – June 16, 2017
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators The last field was planted which brings the total to 19. No fields received any rainfall over the past week.  Jefferson, Phillips and Lincoln received initial irrigations with a few others that should be irrigated over the weekend.  Stink bugs, mostly greens, are starting […]

16
Jun
2017
Start Scouting for Sheath Blight Disease as Rice Approaches Reproductive Stages
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Scouting for sheath blight rice disease is recommended starting at the green ring developmental stage. Automatic application of fungicides is highly discouraged due to the potential of fungicide resistance development and nonprofitabiliy if applied in the absence or when sheath blight is below the threshold level.  Additionally, correct diagnosis […]

13
Jun
2017
Market Outlook with Supply and Demand for Field Crops June 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Large ending 2016-2017 market year stocks become beginning stocks for the 2017 market year, and 2017 crop price forecasts reflect abundant supplies that impact prices. Projected increases in livestock and poultry products for 2017 and 2018 will marginally reduce supplies as feed inputs increase and create support for prices, but […]

13
Jun
2017
Imposter of target spot popping up in some soybean fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist During the end of the 2016 cropping season target spot was seen in several soybean fields in the Mississippi River Delta including several counties in Arkansas.  Because of the widespread concern for target spot, consultants and growers are on the lookout for anything that looks like target spot.  Though […]

12
Jun
2017
Damage reports from dicamba pouring in over the last 2 weeks
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Last season the Arkansas State Plant Board received a total of 32 drift complaints resulting from applications of various formulations of dicamba herbicide made to Xtend crops, mostly cotton.  This year the release and approval of Engenia herbicide (an improved formulation with reduced volatility) was registered in Arkansas and […]

12
Jun
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 9, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  All fields have gone to flood except the Pulaski County field.  The levees were pulled and 2.6 inches of rain fell before the gates could be installed.  According to the DD-50 we have reached the final time to apply pre-flood N and […]