Preliminary results from the 2013 Arkansas Full-Season RR and Non-RR Soybean Performance Test and the 2013 Arkansas Early Planted RR Soybean Performance Test are available at: http://arkansasvarietytesting.com/home/soybean/. Information for the 2013 trials will be updated as needed until final reports are posted. Also, the 2013 soybean cultivar disease screening results are available at http://arkansasvarietytesting.com/home/soybean/. This program
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The 2013 Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program report is now available by clicking the link or by clicking the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops Blog.
The 2013 growing season was the fourteenth year for the Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program (CGSRVP). The CGSRVP is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, County
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The 2014 Corn Quick Facts and 2014 Grain Sorghum Quick Facts are now available by clicking the respective links and also on the Publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crop Blog. The Quick Facts are a one page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Corn and Grain
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Preliminary results from 2013 crop performance trials have been posted to the Arkansas Variety Testing website: http://arkansasvarietytesting.com.
Preliminary results have now been posted for rice, soybean, corn, wheat, and grain sorghum.
Information for 2013 trials will be updated as needed until final reports are posted.
The 2013 Arkansas peanut crop is on track to have the highest yield and grade since peanut production returned to the state in 2010. Last year was a very good year for peanut production with an average yield of 4,500 lb/A and grade of 73. Though 40% of the runner peanut crop has yet
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Soybean rust has been confirmed in eighteen Arkansas counties: Arkansas, Chicot, Cross, Drew, Desha, Green, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lonoke, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Prairie, Randolph, White, and Woodruff. The number of positive counties is similar to mid-October in 2012 with a total count of 20. Most of these observations were made within the past
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We have been receiving numerous phone calls about Dectes stem borer in soybean this year. We began seeing large numbers of adults in soybean fields as early as mid-June this year and populations appeared to peak in early- to mid-July. Now we are beginning to receive reports of severe infestations in maturing Group IV
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Sclerotinia blight was detected earlier this month in a commercial peanut field near Pocahontas, AR. This is a common soilborne disease of peanut in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, and North Carolina; however, until now it has not been reported in Arkansas. In fields with a history of sclerotinia blight it is common to have pod
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Several soilborne soybean diseases occur in Arkansas that may look somewhat similar upon casual observation. It is important, however, to accurately distinguish which is which because yield loss potential, as well as disease management and prevention may be radically different. The following is a comparison of symptoms associated with southern soybean stem canker (SC),
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September 20, 2013 No. 2013-26 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
This will be the final weekly rice update of the year. Additional updates may be published if the need arises.
Rainfall across the state today will mark the first slowdown of rice harvest this year. The stage of harvest is
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