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29
Mar
2016
Profitable grain sorghum in 2016
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist, and Gus Lorenz, Nick Seiter, and Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologists Arkansas grain sorghum acreage increased dramatically in 2015 with 440,000 acres harvested, compared to only about 40,000 acres in 2010.  Increased interest in grain sorghum was partially driven by very positive basis levels at local grain […]

10
Mar
2016
Times are tough-scrutinize every input choice
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist Seems like most everybody who retails ag inputs is offering products that they profess will boost yields, even make ‘em skyrocket. Only problem is, claims often aren’t backed up with unbiased data to prove that these materials provide growers with a return on investment–that ROI that should guide every decision. […]

11
Sep
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 9-11-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 11, 2015        No. 2015-28 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Gus Lorenz Crop Overview Various rainfall amounts have hit most of the state over the past couple of days, slowing down harvest progress.  Of greater concern is likely the temperature cooldown expected over this weekend that will slow rice needing finish maturing.  […]

11
Sep
2015
“Pecky” Rice Not Necessarily Stink Bug Damage
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist, & Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist Lately we have received calls about samples from fields with reports of “pecky” rice at 2-4%.  Fields have been sprayed multiple times for rice stink bug control and thorough scouting records show stink bug populations were kept below threshold.  So what gives?  Not all pecky […]

21
Aug
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 8-21-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 21, 2015                         No. 2015-25 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Overview Harvest continues to pick up speed in the southern half of the state.  Unfortunately yield reports have yet to pick up along with it.  The general consensus seems to be that yield numbers are running in […]

14
Aug
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 8-14-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 14, 2015                         No. 2015-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Overview No update last week with the Rice College Training and Rice Expo going on.  Thanks to all who turned out for those events. Rice harvest has begun on a limited basis in the south and central […]

31
Jul
2015
Harvest Aids for Grain Sorghum
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By: Jason Kelley, Tom Barber, Gus Lorenz, Glenn Studebaker, and Nick Seiter As we approach grain sorghum harvest, many are considering using a harvest aid. There are pros and cons to using a harvest aid. The greatest benefits are that they can dry down green plant and or weed material to allow quicker, more efficient […]

28
Jul
2015
Sugarcane aphid distribution in Arkansas as of July 27, 2015
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Sugarcane aphid has been confirmed in grain sorghum in the following Arkansas counties so far in 2015: Chicot, Desha, Ashley, Arkansas, Lincoln, Phillips, Lonoke, White, Logan, Crittenden, Jefferson, Drew, Pulaski, Monroe, Lee, St. Francis, Cross, Jackson, Woodruff, Mississippi, Poinsett, Craighead, Yell, Clay, and Greene. We are adding fewer counties now, […]

23
Jul
2015
Headworms Infesting Grain Sorghum
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Photo by Kevin Lawson Dr. Glenn Studebaker, Dr. Gus Lorenz and Dr. Nick Seiter We are picking up headworms in grain sorghum all across the state. We are seeing all three species (corn earworm, fall armyworm and sorghum webworm) in some fields. Corn earworm and fall armyworm appear to be the predominant species in most […]

17
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-17-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 17, 2015                              No. 2015-21 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Dry and scalding hot.  Water use will be at a fever pitch in the coming week.  Next week is expected to bring temperatures in the upper 90s with some 100 degree days next weekend. Last week’s […]