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25
Aug
2016
Target spot of cotton: Considerations for using a fungicide
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist There have been widespread reports of target spot (TS) on cotton across multiple cotton cultivars along the MS delta region in Arkansas.  Target spots causes the lower leaves in the canopy to defoliate and the percentage of defoliation in some field range from 10 to 75%.  Although there were […]

29
Jul
2016
Soybean disease update and management: Frogeye leaf spot
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) is one of the most common foliar diseases of soybean in Arkansas.  As with all foliar disease, some degree of leaf wetness and favorable temperatures are needed for disease development.  As expected, such conditions do not occur statewide and each year, FLS is more active […]

26
Jul
2016
Southern blight activity on the increase in some peanut fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern blight or southern stem rot is the most common peanut disease in Arkansas. This disease occurs during the hot summer months, hence the name southern blight.  Fungal growth and symptomatic plants (i.e. flagging or wilting; Fig. 1) can be observed in fields especially after canopy closure, which creates the […]

18
Jul
2016
Southern rust moving progressively northward
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust has been confirmed in sixteen counties since it was first detected on June 22 in Chicot Co.  Since then, southern rust has progressed northward along the MS River Delta (Fig. 1), which is very common for this disease.  Of these reports, disease severity has ranged from <1% […]

11
Jul
2016
Don’t be fooled by this imposter: It’s not the southern blight of peanut pathogen
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By this time in the season there are usually a few reports of southern blight of peanut; however, there has been no reports of this disease in Arkansas, yet.  Southern blight or southern stem rot is caused by Sclerotium rolfsii, which is the most common soilborne disease of peanut in Arkansas and the Mid-South.  Some […]

24
Jun
2016
Southern rust of corn detected in Southeast Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust was confirmed earlier this week (June 23, 2016) from a commercial corn field south of Eudora in Chicot County. This is the first report of southern rust for the 2016 cropping season, which is about two weeks earlier than in 2015 when it was detected in three […]

20
May
2016
New record in peanut acres planted in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Planting of the 2016 peanut crop in Arkansas has progressed much earlier than previous seasons with over 90% of peanut acres having been planted to date.  By comparison, in mid-May last year only 50 to 60% of the acres were reported to be planted.  Early estimates indicate 22,500 acres were planted […]

26
Apr
2016
Policy change by the European Union to affect Arkansas peanut production
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Associate Professor/Extension Plant Pathologist A recent policy change by the European Union will affect the use of propiconazole and phosphorus acid/phosphite fungicides in peanut.  This change is NOT based on fungicide safety concern as these fungicides remain labeled for use in the US, but rather in the sale of peanuts treated with […]

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 […]