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10
Apr
2018
Wheat freeze update
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist On the morning of April 8thmuch of the state had a frost/freeze with temperatures at or near freezing to as low as 25 degrees F in localized areas.   Approximately 20% of the state’s wheat was in the process of heading on April 8thwith a majority of wheat […]

10
Apr
2018
Corn freeze injury
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

On the morning of April 8thmany across the state experienced a frost or freeze with temperatures ranging from just above freezing to as low as 25 degrees F in localized areas.   As with any freeze event there appears to be a lot of temperature variability even within a small area.  At the time of the […]

22
Mar
2018
Cover Crop Infographic Checklist for Termination/Burndown
Author: Trenton Roberts, Associate Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

As spring planting approaches, so is the time to make plans for managing winter cover crops. This spring, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is rolling out a series of infographics to help cover crop users with their decision-making. More Arkansas growers are using or considering use of cover crops as a sustainable […]

01
Mar
2018
Managing Sugarcane Aphid in Grain Sorghum
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist, and Gus Lorenz, Nick Bateman and Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologists Arkansas grain sorghum acreage has varied dramatically over the last few years due to grain prices and more recently due to the threat of sugarcane aphid. In 2017, Arkansas producers planted only approximately 9,000 acres. However with […]

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 […]