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23
Dec
2015
2015 Soybean Update now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist Hundreds of soybean varieties are commercially available to growers in Arkansas. Varietal performance, including yield, varies according to location, environmental adaptability to soils, maturity, lodging, height, disease and nematode resistance, and herbicide and chloride sensitivity. This information listed in the Soybean Update is largely derived from the University of […]

30
Sep
2015
Determining when to harvest your peanut crop
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Unlike other row crops, peanuts are not terminated by shutting off the water but rather by digging and inverting the crop (Fig. 1). Currently, there are a few fields that are being dug across the state, but determining when to dig is an important decision that should not be […]

08
Sep
2015
Soybean rust returns to the Mid-South but has yet to be detected in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Though soybean rust (SBR) has yet to be detected in 2015 in Arkansas, it has returned to the Mid-South.  SBR has been found in several Mississippi counties over the past few weeks with the most recent find occurring just across the MS River (Fig. 1).   Historically, SBR progresses up […]

21
Aug
2015
Key points to consider for frogeye leaf spot control
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) has been increasing in activity over the past few weeks, which has many looking for the latest information in disease management.  Here is a brief summary of three key points to consider about FLS in Arkansas:  Distribution of strobilurin-resistant (S-R) FLS, conditions that favor disease […]

14
Aug
2015
Triazole phytotoxicity vs. sudden death syndrome symptoms on soybean
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) continues to be one of the most important foliar diseases in Arkansas and this year is no exception despite the warmer cropping season. Fungicide-resistant FLS has been detected in almost all soybean producing counties; thus, producers are utilizing triazole fungicides to manage these strains of […]

12
Aug
2015
Southern blight of peanut becoming easier to find in some fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern blight is the most common peanut disease that is found in Arkansas peanut fields. This disease typically occurs on peanut during the hot summer months, hence the name southern blight (syn. white mold, southern stem rot, and stem rot). A few weeks ago (late July 2015) the fungus […]

01
Jul
2015
Disease update for corn, grain sorghum, and soybeans
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

The following is an update on the diseases we are seeing around the state at this point in the crop year and general thoughts on disease management. Dr. Jason Kelley and Dr. Travis Faske also contributed information for this update. Frogeye leaf spot on soybean. Frogeye was found in Armor DK 4744 Monday at Rohwer […]

17
Jun
2015
Arkansas Peanut Crop Update: Acres Planted and Checking for Nodulation
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

The 2015 peanut crop has been planted and the total acres are estimated at 17,500, which is much higher than earlier estimates and ~1,000 acres less than the 2013 crop.  This year more peanuts were planted in Mississippi Co.; however, the total acres per county has yet to be finalized.  Again this year, the two […]

27
May
2015
How effective are fungicides applied at early growth stages on corn in Arkansas?
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Corn fungicides have been marketed for use on corn at early growth stages of corn (V5 – V7) for the past few years; however, based on university trials, fungicides applied at these early growth stages proved little or no benefit in regards to disease control or yield. Given that some growers may be considering such […]

19
May
2015
Soybean Seedling Disease vs. Herbicide Injury
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Seedling diseases of soybean are a chronic problem caused by several soilborne fungi. As the name implies, these diseases occurs at early growth stages (VE to V1), but their symptoms can look similar to herbicide injury. In 2014, cool, wet growing conditions during the early stages of seedling development resulted in several fields with seedlings […]