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18
Sep
2017
Gulf Urea and DAP Prices Up for the Week Ending Sept. 15
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Granular urea prices in the NOLA (New Orleans) region have moved higher following Hurricane Harvey.  Wholesale urea prices at the Gulf averaged $224/ton for the week ending September 15; an increase of $26/ton over the past two weeks.  Gulf urea prices are now $64 above the early July low of $160—which was the lowest level […]

13
Sep
2017
Maximizing Wheat Yields and Profit in 2018
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist The 2017 Arkansas wheat crop was small in acreage but many producers reported exceptional yields with intensive management.  Acreage was at or near record lows with approximately 195,000 acres planted in the fall of 2016.  Acreage was down for several reasons, but low grain prices at […]

09
Aug
2017
Late-season rain exacerbates pathogens and saprophytes on rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist According to Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist, over 70% of Arkansas rice is headed, most in the southern Arkansas. Of these fields, most are ready for harvest or close to it. However, the rain has moved in and it appears will continue for several days. False smut: With […]

10
Jul
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 7, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  With the favorable weather conditions rice blast has been detected in the Clark County field.  Stink bugs are close to threshold levels in the Lincoln and Prairie County fields which were the first to reach heading.  Increased stink bug numbers are mostly […]

29
Jun
2017
What to expect at the 2017 Arkansas Rice Expo – Aug. 4
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

By Mary Hightower, Director of Communications Services The 2017 Rice Expo is slated for August 4 at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, AR. So what can you expect from the Expo this year?  New tools for soil fertility, new technologies for weed control and live cooking demonstrations are on the agenda. “The seventh annual […]

26
Jun
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 23, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  All fields are approaching midseason or beyond except for Pulaski County which went to flood this past week.  The fields scheduled for midseason nitrogen are Arkansas, Clark, and Desha.  The Lafayette County field has received its midseason nitrogen application.  The Lonoke County […]

23
Jun
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 6-23-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles June 23, 2017  No. 2017-14                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.”  There are hotter topics in “other” crops this week than what’s going on with rice, but we’ll stay on topic here.  […]

21
Jun
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update – June 20, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:   The warm weather has rice moving in the fast lane.  The Pulaski County field has gates installed and was the last field to be flooded.  All verification fields except Pulaski are progressing well and are at internode elongation (IE).  Mid-season nitrogen has […]

17
Jun
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 6-16-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles June 16, 2017  No. 2017-13                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “Like the jitterbug it plum evaded me.”  Not sure why rice prices keep climbing like they are, or why rice is still being planted, but here we are […]

12
Jun
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 9, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  All fields have gone to flood except the Pulaski County field.  The levees were pulled and 2.6 inches of rain fell before the gates could be installed.  According to the DD-50 we have reached the final time to apply pre-flood N and […]