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10
Oct
2014
Tips for Increasing Wheat Profitability in 2015
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

October is finally here and many producers are finish or making headway on harvesting, soybean, rice, corn, grain sorghum, and cotton. The month of September was dry for most areas of the state, but recent rains over the last week have improved soil moisture conditions and weather forecasts are indicating more rain is on the […]

12
Sep
2014
Using the correct form to submit soil samples
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

As we get ready to start taking soil samples to be analyzed for fertilizer recommendations, it is very important to make sure the proper form to submit the soil samples is used. Before completing form CES 435, please make sure not to use forms that were printed before January 2014. On August 5, 2014 the Marianna […]

01
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-1-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 1, 2014                           No. 2014-21 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”  Yogi Berra could have just as well been describing the weather this season.  It does look as though we haven’t a positive change on the horizon for the next week.  We’re forecast […]

25
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-25-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 25, 2014                              No. 2014-20 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress The weather and its effect on the rice crop is becoming a daily roll of the dice.  The up and down temperatures are playing games and the rice doesn’t seem to like it.  Last week, […]

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 […]