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01
May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 1, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn planting is nearing completion with some producers indicating they are still going to be planting corn over the next week or so.  The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service April 27th crop progress report indicated that 81% of the corn had been […]

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

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn planting made a little progress this past week in parts of Northeast Arkansas, but there are still several acres that need to be planted.  The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service April 19th crop progress report indicated that 66% of the corn […]

20
Apr
2015
Rice Research Verification Program update for April 20, 2015
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

South Arkansas: Six of the nine fields have been planted. Two fields have stand counts while three fields are spiking. While the rain held off planting for some it has been very positive for pre-emergence herbicide activation. North Arkansas: More wet weather has continued to prevent dry-land planting for all but a few fields everywhere […]

06
Apr
2015
Managing seed rots and seedling diseases of rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Seed Rots Seed rotting microbes can be associated with seeds from storage, fields from the previous season, or soil and water through secondary infection. Rotting seeds become mushy and may be surrounded by gooey substances or white moldy growth due to microbial activities (Figure 1). Certain environmental conditions such as puddled spots also favor seed […]

31
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-31-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 31, 2015                           No. 2015-6 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Planting Progress The weather out there hasn’t exactly made an optimist out of anyone.  The northeastern corner of the state caught rain and snow(!?) on Friday.  South of Jonesboro, things started rolling on Saturday (3/28) with the first confirmed rice planting of the season, and things have […]

30
Mar
2015
N-STaR Frequently Asked Questions
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

Dr. Trent Roberts, Extension Soil Fertility Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist In an effort to respond to growing interest in the N-STaR program for rice, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about N-STaR.  If you have additional questions, please contact us for more information. 1.     What does N-STaR measure? N-STaR soil […]

27
Mar
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – March 27, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Weather continues to be the big story with wet ground limiting field activity.  Rains Wednesday night/Thursday morning were mainly light in the southern half of the state and limited corn planting was beginning to occur in isolated areas on lighter well […]

24
Mar
2015
Reduce the risks caused by major rice diseases
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Planning ahead not only should help you manage your fields adequately but also minimize disappointment at harvest. Remember the “disease triangle” of weather, varietal susceptibility, and the presence or absence of pathogens as the three major factors that play a role for plant disease occurrence. Pathogens can be brought to a field from various sources: […]

20
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-20-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 20, 2015                           No. 2015-5 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Tom Barber Planting Progress “Well, we’re waiting…”  Slight rain chances today and tomorrow followed by a 50% chance on Sunday lead into a few days of 70 degree weather.  More rain is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday though, which means […]

20
Mar
2015
Struggles with Topdressing Nitrogen to Wheat
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Wheat Topdressing Struggles It has been a struggle to get topdress nitrogen applied to wheat this winter to say the least. If the first application of nitrogen was not applied in late January or early February, chances are most have not been able to apply any nitrogen yet or the little nitrogen that has been […]