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13
Jan
2015
2015 Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

The 2015 version of Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts is now available here and under the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog.  Soybean Quick Facts provides information on growth and development, disease management, insects management, seeding, seed treatments, weed control, irrigation, fertility, and harvest for the 2014 soybean growing season.

24
Dec
2014
Soybean Update now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

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 Arkansas Division of Agriculture Soybean Performance Trials and screening programs, and is provided as an aid in variety selection.  View the Soybean […]

04
Dec
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 12-4-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update December 4, 2014 New information is available by following the links below: Rice Information Sheet 173 containing the final results of the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials, Producer Rice Evaluation Program, and DD50 Planting Date studies. Preliminary 2014 Rice Harvest Acreage Summary table (will be finalized after release of final FSA acreage report […]

28
Oct
2014
Plan Early for Rice Disease Management
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Diseases are limiting factors for crop production.  No field is free of diseases.  It is hard to predict the weather conditions of the coming season.  The way we manage our rice fields plays a major role in our disease situations.  If weather conditions are favorable for disease and our field management is somehow inadequate, the […]

23
Oct
2014
Crown sheath rot unusually severe on medium grain rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Rick Cartwright and Yeshi Wasmishe Gaeumannomyces graminis var. graminis (Sacc.) Arx and D.Oliver causes crown (black) sheath rot disease of rice. This disease is common in Arkansas rice fields (MP192_Arkansas Rice production Handbook) but usually does not cause severe damage. The disease has also been named “Arkansas foot rot” (LSU Diseases ID and Management […]

21
Oct
2014
Soybean rust detected in Arkansas but too late to affect 2014 crop
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Soybean rust was confirmed earlier this week in three Arkansas counties: Ashley, Chicot and Drew (Fig. 1). Amanda Greer, program associate in extension plant pathology, identified one field in Ashley and Chicot counties with SBR. Soybeans in these fields were near R8 growth stage. Moreover, SBR was confirmed on kudzu in Drew County. Disease incidence […]

01
Oct
2014
Arkansas peanut harvest update and a new leaf spot disease
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Peanut harvest is in full swing this week, which is about two weeks earlier than 2013. Somewhere between 40 to 50% of the crop has been dug and 15 to 20% thrashed. Grades have ranged from 74 to 79 and yield between 4,200 and 5,000 lb/ac. These grades and yield are similar to 2013, which […]

15
Sep
2014
Peanut Disease Update: Sclerotinia blight caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum confirmed in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Sclerotinia blight caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum was confirmed earlier this month in a commercial peanut field near Pocahontas. Sclerotinia blight symptoms were recognized by Gordon Drennan with the Clint William Co. and confirmed by extension plant pathologist on a runner peanut cv. Florun107. Symptomatic plants were observed in several large (2’ x 5’) foci with […]

12
Sep
2014
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update Update – September 12, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was scattered across the state this week. We have terminated irrigation on the majority of the fields this week. Insect pressure has increased this week and a few fields required treatment for stinkbugs. Three of the verification fields have been harvested and a couple more waiting on the combine. County Variety Stage General Information […]

02
Sep
2014
Rice research verification update for September 1, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

The heat units continue to add up which has grain maturity moving fast. There are five out of fifteen fields that have reached maturity and are waiting on harvest. Those fields include Arkansas, Chicot, Desha, Prairie and Lawrence Counties. Seven fields are at 100% headed and three fields are draining. RSBs have been very light […]