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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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]