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13
Sep
2017
Maximizing Wheat Yields and Profit in 2018
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist The 2017 Arkansas wheat crop was small in acreage but many producers reported exceptional yields with intensive management.  Acreage was at or near record lows with approximately 195,000 acres planted in the fall of 2016.  Acreage was down for several reasons, but low grain prices at […]

17
Jul
2017
When to stop irrigating corn: Look for these indicators
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Many early planted corn fields are nearing or are at irrigation termination in South Arkansas.  The goal of irrigation termination timing is to have adequate soil moisture to reach the R6 stage (black layer) without irrigating more than needed.  This has been an exceptional year for […]

23
Mar
2017
Wheat Freeze Update – March 23, 2017
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist Wheat freeze damage from the morning of March 15th 2017 is becoming more evident across eastern and Northeast Arkansas.  Overall the level of damage appears to be less than anticipated given the low temperatures and growth stages.  I have not seen any fields or heard of […]

16
Mar
2017
Arkansas Wheat Freeze Update
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist I wanted to give you a quick wheat freeze update.  Very cold temperatures were recorded over eastern Arkansas and particularly Northeast Arkansas during the night and early morning hours of March 14/15th this week.  Much of Northeast Arkansas had 10-12 hours of temperatures below freezing, but […]

13
Mar
2017
Wheat update: Watch for freeze damage in the coming days
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Despite the cool temperatures so far in March, the Arkansas wheat crop is still running ahead of schedule.  Late last week I was at my plots at Marianna and saw a large difference in growth stages between early and late maturing varieties (see photos below).  This would […]

16
Feb
2017
Wheat disease update: Stripe rust confirmed in seven counties
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist and Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist With the warm temperatures this winter and relatively little cold weather, it is not surprising that foliar diseases are being found.  As of today, stripe rust has been confirmed in seven counties across eastern Arkansas (see map below), but is […]

13
Feb
2017
Sugarcane aphid-tolerant grain sorghum hybrids for Arkansas
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist The sugarcane aphid has quickly become the most troublesome pest of grain sorghum in Arkansas since its arrival in the state in 2014.  Producers have insecticide options for aphid control with Sivanto and Transform, but proper timing of insecticide treatments is made difficult by the rapid […]

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). […]

22
Sep
2016
Making wheat profitable in 2016
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Can I make wheat profitable in 2016 seems to be the question weighing on producers minds who are considering growing wheat this year.  I do believe wheat can be profitable, but with any crop, yields need to be good and expenses kept to a minimum, which is […]

22
Aug
2016
Pre-harvest sprouting of grain sorghum
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Dr. Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist As many of you are becoming aware, the rain event last week has caused much of our grain sorghum to sprout in the head. The extent of damage is still to be seen, but based on the limited acres that were planted this year (40,000) and the […]