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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 […]

01
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-1-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 1, 2014                           No. 2014-21 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”  Yogi Berra could have just as well been describing the weather this season.  It does look as though we haven’t a positive change on the horizon for the next week.  We’re forecast […]

31
Jul
2014
Frogeye leaf spot and other diseases picking up in some soybean fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) has been increasing in activity over the past few weeks in some fields with the highest severity located in central Arkansas. In this area, disease severity has ranged from moderate to severe on highly susceptible soybean varieties (Fig. 1). Alternately, disease severity has remained relatively low in fields planted with resistant […]

25
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-25-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 25, 2014                              No. 2014-20 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress The weather and its effect on the rice crop is becoming a daily roll of the dice.  The up and down temperatures are playing games and the rice doesn’t seem to like it.  Last week, […]

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 […]

23
Jul
2014
Disease alert: Rice blast throughout Arkansas
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

The weather this season is favorable to cause a blast epidemic. Get ahead of the disease! Rice blast pathogen spores can easily move across a field and/or from a field to another by wind. Clay, Randolph, Lawrence, White, Prairie, Lonoke, Woodruff, Monroe and Arkansas Counties have all had reports of rice blast largely on Jupiter followed […]

21
Jul
2014
Rice research verification program update for July 18, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

South Arkansas: The cooler temperatures during heading and grain fill should help yield and quality. On the other hand, rainfall and overcast weather can alter flowering and is a favorable environment for disease.  The Jefferson County field is at ½” internode and was treated for FAW numbering anywhere from 8-25 per sq. ft.  RSB are […]

21
Jul
2014
Grow for the Green soybean yield challenge entry deadline August 1, 2014
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

The entry deadline for the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge is fast approaching.  The deadline to submit entry forms is August 1, 2014.  Entry forms, rules, and regulations can be found on the Arkansas Soybean Association website (http://www.arkansassoybean.com/) or by clicking here. The 2014 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge will be […]

18
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-18-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 18, 2014                              No. 2014-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress Record-setting low temperatures are the story of the week.  Records were set both for nighttime lows and daytime highs.  Combined with more rain and flash flood warnings it hardly feels like the middle of July in […]