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29
Jun
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 29, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator South Arkansas: All fields progressing well with good heat units moving them along. In some cases maturity is a few days earlier with a current DD-50. Five conventional fields (Desha, Monroe, Lonoke, Phillips, and the north half of Lee County) did not require any mid-season nitrogen applications. […]

26
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-26-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 26, 2015                             No. 2015-18 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress It’s been a long, hot week for much of the state with little rainfall since last weekend.  That is expected to change tonight with heavy thunderstorms on the way for the eastern half of Arkansas.  Those […]

26
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 26, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) This week has been the warmest of the year across much of the state with highs in the mid-to upper 90s’.  One Little Rock meteorologist mentioned that one day earlier this week was the warmest since September 2013, which puts things […]

19
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-19-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 19, 2015                             No. 2015-17 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Much needed rain has hit a large part of eastern Arkansas over the last two days.  However, southeastern Arkansas is still hoping for some irrigation-saving rain.  The extended forecast is calling for highs in the low-to-mid 90s and lows […]

19
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 19, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Most producers in the delta have been irrigating corn this week.  Most fields in south Arkansas have had at least one watering, while parts of central and northeast Arkansas were getting the first irrigation and some are still getting ready to […]

17
Jun
2015
Arkansas Peanut Crop Update: Acres Planted and Checking for Nodulation
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

The 2015 peanut crop has been planted and the total acres are estimated at 17,500, which is much higher than earlier estimates and ~1,000 acres less than the 2013 crop.  This year more peanuts were planted in Mississippi Co.; however, the total acres per county has yet to be finalized.  Again this year, the two […]

15
Jun
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 15, 2015
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

South Arkansas:  Eight out of nine fields are now flooded and are looking good.  The Jefferson Co. field is waiting on levee gates and should be sprayed, fertilized, and the flood started in the next few days.  Seeing some rice water weevil scarring but no fields reaching threshold for treatment.  The welcomed heat units have […]

12
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 12, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Summer time is here and we have quickly gone from being too wet in many areas of the state to now needing a rain.  Most of the corn is now large enough that it is using a considerable amount of water.  […]

07
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 5, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn fields are looking better in general, but many still show signs of too much water earlier in the season with a lot of growth variability within a field.  The earliest planted corn in south Arkansas is beginning to tassel while […]

05
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-5-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 5, 2015                               No. 2015-15 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress It’s June already?  Some locations received heavier rainfall than others last weekend, so progress this week has been highly variable across the state.  The one positive is that a great deal of drying is going on everywhere.  In […]