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31
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-31-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 31, 2015                              No. 2015-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress It’s a good indication of the recent high temperatures when 91 degrees feels like a cold snap.  The greatest thing about our current weather change isn’t just the reduced daytime temps making it easier on us, but the reduced […]

31
Jul
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 31, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation is still a priority on fields in the north and south. Insect and disease pressure has been light in the verification fields this week. Irrigation on three of the fields in the South has been terminated and are basically done. Please refer to […]

30
Jul
2015
2015 Rice College Training on Aug. 6th
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

2015 “Rice College” Training Agenda Rice Research & Extension Center August 6, 2015 Please join us on August 6th at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart for the 2015 “Rice College” Training Session.  This session will be a “boots only”, hands-on training in many critical areas of rice production where attendees will be […]

25
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 24, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Much of our March and April planted corn is getting near maturity and many have just finished up their last irrigation this week while other fields that were later planted may still need another irrigation or two to reach maturity.   Some […]

24
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-24-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 24, 2015                              No. 2015-22 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress We’re now at about 14 consecutive days with nighttime temperatures of 75+ degrees.  It looks like we’ll reach 20 days before we see any relief.  The best news at the moment is that the current forecast indicates that in […]

23
Jul
2015
Rice Research Verification Program update for July 20, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators South Arkansas: The heat units have most fields maturing fast. In some cases maturity is a few days earlier with a current DD50. Greenseeker technology was utilized on all fields and determined 6 of 9 fields requiring no midseason nitrogen. Two hybrid fields in Chicot and Arkansas […]

18
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 17, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn and grain sorghum are progressing rapidly to maturity with recent warm temperatures. Most of the early planted corn in south Arkansas is likely being irrigated for the last time this week or early next week. Later planted corn and corn […]

17
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-17-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 17, 2015                              No. 2015-21 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Dry and scalding hot.  Water use will be at a fever pitch in the coming week.  Next week is expected to bring temperatures in the upper 90s with some 100 degree days next weekend. Last week’s […]

17
Jul
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 17, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation has become a priority on fields in the north and remains a constant in the south. Insect and disease pressure has been light in the verification fields, with the exception of Chicot and Phillips counties requiring treatment for stinkbugs. Please refer to information […]

15
Jul
2015
Rice Sheath Blight
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist Sheath blight is a major disease of rice in Arkansas. It is caused by a soil pathogen and the fungus has several hosts including soybean and corn among others. It prevails in any rice field if conditions are right for the fungus to develop. Prolonged periods of high […]