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03
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-3-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 3, 2014                                No. 2014-17 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress More record-breaking rainfall this week.  I don’t see anyone standing up to collect a medal for it though.  The majority of rice has reached the reproductive stage and midseason fertilizer applications are being made. Few […]

20
Jun
2014
Soybean research verification program update for June 20, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

The fields have really turned around this week. Herbicide applications continue to go out as weather permits. Insect pressure remains below treatment levels in all the verification fields this week. Disease pressure is minimal. We are trying to get the fields cleaned up and ready to start irrigating.  A few of the fields received rainfall […]

20
Jun
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 20, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Irrigation started on the majority of the corn verification fields this week.  Irrigation is critical over the next couple of weeks as pollination will be starting soon. County Hybrid Growth Stage Weekly Rain Comments ———-Corn———- Arkansas DKC64-69 VT3P V19 0.00 Field […]

13
Jun
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 6-13-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 13, 2014                             No. 2014-14 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Rick Norman, and Dr. Bob Scott Crop Progress Progress?  What progress?  We’ve been in a standstill.  A rare June rainy season standstill.  I don’t believe I ever thought I’d say that. The recurring theme has been that it’s raining and supposed to continue to rain.  Days […]

13
Jun
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 13, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The corn verification fields in White, Mississippi, and Lonoke Counties suffered minor to moderate green snap from last week’s storms.  If there is no more rain this weekend, irrigation on corn fields will likely start next week as warm temperatures and […]

12
Jun
2014
Peanut acreage report and a reminder for growers: Check for nodulation
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Early season estimates indicate ~10,000 acres of runner peanut were planted in 2014 in Arkansas.  Estimates were based on grower acreage commitment to one of three peanut companies: Birdsong Peanut, Clint Williams, and Golden Peanut.  Total acreage was slightly less than projected and ~2,000 less than 2013.  The decline was related to lower peanut prices […]

06
Jun
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 6-6-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 5, 2014                               No. 2014-13 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Rick Norman, & Dr. Bob Scott Crop Progress What’s done is done and the future is now.  It’s possible someone was able to squeeze in a few more acres of rice this past week, but either way rice planting should now be complete. The real story […]

06
Jun
2014
Striped corn leaves could indicate deficiencies
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

We have had reports of several visual nutrient deficiency symptoms in corn. First, we need to remember that plants use energy to uptake nutrients, so under cool or wet conditions plants may not uptake some nutrients and may show deficiency symptoms that will go away as soon as conditions improve. If conditions improve and symptoms […]

06
Jun
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 6, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Even though most of the corn fields received over an inch of rain last week, that rain is now gone and fields are calling for irrigation according to the Arkansas Irrigation Scheduler.  The largest corn is using 0.20” to 0.25” of […]

03
Jun
2014
Managing Flood-sensitive Disorders in Rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Starting the past couple of weeks, water is being  pumped into rice fields.  The rain last week has been a plus to establish permanent flood in some fields.  With the preflood nitrogen applied (perhaps more than the recommended amount) and temperatures rising, rice starts to move faster and will soon reach the reproductive stage.  Sheath […]