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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 […]

18
Jul
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 18, 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 to progress to the finish.  Some of the fields are about two weeks away from irrigation termination.  With the rain entering the state, we may be down to just one more irrigation!  Southern rust has been found in […]

11
Jul
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 11, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Irrigations on corn fields continue in between rain showers.  Several producers have commented on how they will begin irrigation but have stopped because it rained.  We continue to scout for disease, but everything is clean. White sugarcane aphids have been found […]

27
Jun
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 27, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Irrigation continues with the corn verification fields.  Producers have been commenting on how this is the latest that they have started the water in recent memory.  When corn reaches the reproductive stage it uses approximately 0.33 inches a day.  If you […]

20
Jun
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 20, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Irrigation started on the majority of the corn verification fields this week.  Irrigation is critical over the next couple of weeks as pollination will be starting soon. County Hybrid Growth Stage Weekly Rain Comments ———-Corn———- Arkansas DKC64-69 VT3P V19 0.00 Field […]

13
Jun
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 13, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The corn verification fields in White, Mississippi, and Lonoke Counties suffered minor to moderate green snap from last week’s storms.  If there is no more rain this weekend, irrigation on corn fields will likely start next week as warm temperatures and […]

09
Jun
2014
Wind Damage in Corn
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Recent storms that have rolled through the state have unfortunately brought high winds with them. I’ve gotten several calls about corn that has snapped and corn that has been blown over. Green snapped corn and corn that has blown over are two different problems, although most of the time you will have both problems in […]

06
Jun
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 6, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Even though most of the corn fields received over an inch of rain last week, that rain is now gone and fields are calling for irrigation according to the Arkansas Irrigation Scheduler.  The largest corn is using 0.20” to 0.25” of […]

30
May
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 30, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Fields looked much better this week after warm weather and activation of sidedress nitrogen with recent timely rains.  Irrigation would have started on some of the fields if not for the good rains.  Six of the corn verification fields are at V8 or later.  It is taking on average 44 days from planting to get […]