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05
Jun
2017
Southwestern Corn Borer Alert
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist Arkansas has seen a significant increase in conventional corn grown in the central and northern delta area of the state over the last couple of years. This increased acreage, coupled with the mild winter we just experienced, increases our chances of seeing a significant outbreak of southwestern corn borers this […]

02
Jun
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 6-2-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Trent Roberts, & Scott Stiles June 2, 2017  No. 2017-11                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “Forget the curveball, Ricky. Give’em the heater!”  We’ve seen every curve Mother Nature can throw this spring.  Now it seems ready to deal us a […]

21
Apr
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 4-21-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz April 21, 2017  No. 2017-05                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Rice planting progress is likely up around 80-85% this week.  This is near record progress behind only 2012.  Luckily conditions seem very reminiscent of 2012 which turned out to be […]

23
Mar
2017
Transform WG Section 18 granted: Sugarcane aphid in sorghum; tarnished plant bug in cotton
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The Arkansas State Plant Board was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of Transform WG insecticide to control sugarcane aphid in sorghum.  Please see AR Section 18 Transform WG-Sorghum to report applications under the exemption. Also, the Arkansas State Plant Board was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for […]

01
Dec
2016
Producer feedback required to report use of Sivanto in sweet sorghum under crisis exemption
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Gus Lorenz, and Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologists and Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist The Arkansas State Plant Board received a crisis exemption to use Sivanto Prime as a foliar application on sweet sorghum to control sugarcane aphids in 2016 (the Section 18 label can be found at the link below). […]

30
Sep
2016
Jefferson County Cover Crops Meeting October 5th
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

A winter cover crops meeting will be held at the Jefferson County Extension Office from 1-5 pm on Wednesday October 5th. Topics will include: Cover Crop Selection, Agronomic Benefits of Cover Crops, How Cover Crops Influence Water Quality, Weed Suppression with Cover Crops,  Pest Considerations when Using Winter Cover Crops and Nutrient Retention Associated with […]

13
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-13-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Scott Stiles August 13, 2016  No. 2016-22                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Field draining continues at an increasingly rapid pace.  However, there are some fields still just heading as harvest begins.  There have been mostly positive reports from the field […]

09
Aug
2016
Rice Stink Bugs in Draining Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz As fields are being drained in preparation for harvest, rice stink bugs (RSB) are piling up in some of those fields.  Farmers and consultants have reported, and we’ve verified, RSB numbers of 15-20+ in fields being drained. In these fields approximately 30% of kernels are still in the soft […]

30
Jul
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 7-30-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz July 30, 2016  No. 2016-20                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The long-term forecast says the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Some rain showers blew through many areas of the state over the past few days, particularly […]

29
Jul
2016
Fall Armyworm in Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist & Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist There are numerous reports of fall armyworm in heading rice this week, following on the heels of similar reports in Mississippi.  As a general rule we don’t treat for fall armyworm in rice.  Most often they’re moving in from grasses on field edges.  Occasionally […]