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21
Jul
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 7-21-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe July 21, 2017  No. 2017-18                www.uaex.edu/rice Industry News While the news is spreading far and wide, it’s still worth mentioning the signed phytosanitary agreement between the U.S. and China.  This is the first step in opening up a […]

18
Jul
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 14, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Rice stink bugs are increasing across the southern part of the state.  The three fields reaching treatment levels this past week were Lafayette, Lincoln and Prairie Counties.  Prairie County is getting close to the second rice stink bug threshold.  Desha County has […]

17
Jul
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 14, 2017
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall for the past week ranged from none at several fields to 2.75” at St. Francis. Stink bugs made big appearance in southern Arkansas as 4 fields reached treatment threshold this week, with redbanded stink bugs picked up in southern most fields. Diseases remain […]

12
Jul
2017
Find those hidden enemies: Free nematode sampling offer for Arkansas soybean producers
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

By Katie Sullivan, Nematode Diagnostician The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, in partnership with the Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory, is offering a “no cost” opportunity for county agents, consultants, and growers to survey their Arkansas soybean fields this summer and fall for nematodes. The Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory is accepting soil samples for nematode assay from […]

10
Jul
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 7, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  With the favorable weather conditions rice blast has been detected in the Clark County field.  Stink bugs are close to threshold levels in the Lincoln and Prairie County fields which were the first to reach heading.  Increased stink bug numbers are mostly […]

07
Jul
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 7-7-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles July 7, 2017  No. 2017-16                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “Raindrops keep falling on my head.”  B.J. Thomas must have been talking about 2017.  The rain itself is certainly no problem and helping to keep pumping to a […]

07
Jul
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 7, 2017
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields received rain over the past week ranging from .2” in St. Francis to 4.7 at Crawford. Luckily two of the dryland fields received good rains. Stink bugs are continuing to build, especially across southern Arkansas.  Although no fields in SRVP have been […]

05
Jul
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 30, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  The south fields continue to mature with the majority of the fields at mid to late boot stage.  The Prairie County field is at 10% heading and Lincoln County is at 5%.   Pulaski County was the last to go to flood and […]

03
Jul
2017
Managing Kernel and False Smut Diseases of Rice with Fungicides
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Cultural disease management strategies are beneficial to reduce kernel and false smut disease pressure. Historically, both kernel and false smut are severe in late planted susceptible rice cultivars raised in a field with history and applied with excessive nitrogen fertilizers.  Under favorable conditions most rice cultivars including hybrid rice […]

03
Jul
2017
Southern Rust Progressing Moderately Across Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust was first detected in the 2017 cropping season on June 14 in Lincoln County.  Since then it has been detected in ten other counties: Desha, Drew, Lonoke, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Phillips, Prairie, Pulaski, and Woodruff (Fig. 1).  Due to cooler than normal temperatures in June southern rust […]