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26
Jul
2016
Southern blight activity on the increase in some peanut fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern blight or southern stem rot is the most common peanut disease in Arkansas. This disease occurs during the hot summer months, hence the name southern blight.  Fungal growth and symptomatic plants (i.e. flagging or wilting; Fig. 1) can be observed in fields especially after canopy closure, which creates the […]

26
Jul
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 25, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators  South Arkansas:  Rice stink bug (RSB) numbers are all over the place and very sporadic.  Monroe and Lee Co. are running 3-4 RSB per 10 sweeps.  Jefferson Co. was running 3-4 last week and this week running 0-3.  Arkansas Co. ran 5.5 RSB reaching […]

22
Jul
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 7-22-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe July 22, 2016  No. 2016-19                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Upon looking at oil dripping from underneath his racecar, Robert Duvall in Days of Thunder looked at the car and said, “This is not the kind of answer I’m looking […]

22
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 18-22, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading began with a modest 2 cent weekend gain that put the Monday opening price at $10.91, but the market moved lower each trading day to a Friday closing statewide average of $10.20, a 69 cent overall decline from the previous Friday closing price (Figure 1).  […]

22
Jul
2016
Rice bacterial panicle blight: what research has taught us
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist and T. Gebrmariam, T. Mulaw, S. Belmar, C. Kelsey In the paradigm of plant pathology three factors are important for disease to occur. This includes the perfect alignment of a susceptible host with a virulent pathogen under favorable environment.  Some may associate environment only with weather. Sometimes, specific factors […]

21
Jul
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for July 21, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was pretty light this week as most fields received very little while few others got fair amounts. Insect populations have crashed over the past week but noticed large number of bollworm moths in several fields, so expecting to have to spray in the next […]

18
Jul
2016
Southern rust moving progressively northward
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust has been confirmed in sixteen counties since it was first detected on June 22 in Chicot Co.  Since then, southern rust has progressed northward along the MS River Delta (Fig. 1), which is very common for this disease.  Of these reports, disease severity has ranged from <1% […]

18
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 11-15, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The first full July week of trading began well enough with a 6 cent weekend gain that put the Monday opening price at $11.05  followed by two days of increases that carried market price to a weekly high of $11.32.  But the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market fell sharply […]

18
Jul
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 18, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: With the substantial increase in heat units the last few weeks the fields are ahead of their DD50 predictions.  The Lincoln Co. row water field was one of the earliest to head causing stink bugs to reach threshold levels triggering an application.  […]

15
Jul
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 7-15-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke July 15, 2016  No. 2016-18                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress It’s always an exciting time of year as rice starts heading.  Sure we have rice stink bug issues to worry with right now, but the end is now in sight. By the end of […]