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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 […]

13
Apr
2016
Foliar disease and scab update and 2016 fungicide efficacy table for wheat
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist Leaf rust, stripe rust, and Septoria leaf blotch were found on wheat prior to flag leaf emergence.  While severity in fields has been variable, some fields were sprayed with 4oz/A of propiconazole (Tilt or equivalent generic).  This application should provide residual control of stripe rust long enough for many […]

01
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-1-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 1, 2016  No. 2016-04                www.uaex.edu/rice  Crop Outlook / Progress The state now has over 10% of the rice acreage in the ground – a lot of which is under water after the week’s rainfall events.  Percent of rice planted by March […]

29
Mar
2016
Profitable grain sorghum in 2016
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist, and Gus Lorenz, Nick Seiter, and Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologists Arkansas grain sorghum acreage increased dramatically in 2015 with 440,000 acres harvested, compared to only about 40,000 acres in 2010.  Increased interest in grain sorghum was partially driven by very positive basis levels at local grain […]

24
Mar
2016
Strike the right balance to reduce rice diseases in 2016
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Matching variety with field: Disease management starts long before going to the field to plant rice. To maximize productivity with minimum risk, knowing the history of your field and using the right variety for the field is essential.. Often this may mean planting more than one or two varieties on […]

23
Mar
2016
Causes of seed rots and seedling diseases in rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist CAUSES OF SEED ROTS Seeds from storage may carry seed rotting microbes. These microbes may have been carried into the storage from fields in the previous season. Moreover, secondary infection can also be caused from soil or water. Certain environmental conditions such as puddled spots also favor seed rotting. […]

10
Mar
2016
Times are tough-scrutinize every input choice
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist Seems like most everybody who retails ag inputs is offering products that they profess will boost yields, even make ‘em skyrocket. Only problem is, claims often aren’t backed up with unbiased data to prove that these materials provide growers with a return on investment–that ROI that should guide every decision. […]

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 […]

02
Dec
2015
2016 Arkansas Corn Quick Facts & 2016 Grain Sorghum Quick Facts now available
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

The 2016 Arkansas Corn Quick Facts and the 2016 Arkansas Grain Sorghum Quick Facts are now available.  These publications are a one page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service corn and grain sorghum recommendations.  You can find these quick facts under the publication tab of the […]

18
Nov
2015
2015 Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Verification Report
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

The 2015 Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program annual report is now available.  You can find the report in the publications tab under the corn and grain sorghum sections.  The 2015 report and past reports from the program are also available at www.uaex.edu/verification The 2015 growing season was the sixteenth year for the Corn and Grain Sorghum Research […]