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08
Jul
2016
Corn growth stage and heat unit accumulation for irrigation termination
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Much of our early planted corn is progressing towards maturity and has made it to the dent stage (R5).  One would think that once corn has reached the dent stage, maturity (R6) would be soon to follow, however it is a slow process and generally takes 21-24 […]

07
Jul
2016
2016 Arkansas Cotton Update
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas the week ending July 3, 2016 reported cotton flowering or setting bolls at 25% which was ahead of the five-year average of 16%.  They also reported that 70% of the cotton was in good (45%) to […]

04
May
2016
Armyworms in wheat: When treatment is warranted
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist There have been sporadic reports of true armyworm feeding in wheat this past week.  The question is: “Are they really causing any damage?” The armyworm population is very early this year and we continue to receive reports of armyworms in wheat that is flowering to early grain fill. Everybody is […]

15
Apr
2016
Rice Farming for Profit in 2016
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

After a 2015 season that left many Arkansas rice producers feeling kicked in the gut, 2016 doesn’t look to offer much relief. Rice looks to be the best smelling pig in the pen in terms of penciling out profitability, but margins are tight there as well.  This year we’ll need to make every penny count. […]

29
Mar
2016
Profitable grain sorghum in 2016
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist, and Gus Lorenz, Nick Seiter, and Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologists Arkansas grain sorghum acreage increased dramatically in 2015 with 440,000 acres harvested, compared to only about 40,000 acres in 2010.  Increased interest in grain sorghum was partially driven by very positive basis levels at local grain […]

04
Dec
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 12-4-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

December 4, 2015     2015-30 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Crop Overview The most recent production estimates have been released by USDA on Nov. 10, and the results are somewhat puzzling.  Not surprising are the estimates of 1,296,000 acres of rice harvested for Arkansas.  But the estimate of 164 bushels per acre, just 4 bu behind […]

18
Nov
2015
2015 Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Verification Report
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

The 2015 Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program annual report is now available.  You can find the report in the publications tab under the corn and grain sorghum sections.  The 2015 report and past reports from the program are also available at www.uaex.edu/verification The 2015 growing season was the sixteenth year for the Corn and Grain Sorghum Research […]

02
Oct
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 10-2-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

October 2, 2015          2015-29 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Crop Overview Rice harvest for the state should exceed the 80% mark this week. Cooler temperatures through this weekend will see a slight warmup next week, but the main thing is no rainfall is in the forecast. If the grain will dry, harvest weather should be ideal for […]

30
Sep
2015
Determining when to harvest your peanut crop
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Unlike other row crops, peanuts are not terminated by shutting off the water but rather by digging and inverting the crop (Fig. 1). Currently, there are a few fields that are being dug across the state, but determining when to dig is an important decision that should not be […]

29
Sep
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – Final Update
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn and grain sorghum harvest is nearly complete with just a few fields in Northeast Arkansas still needing to be harvested.   Corn yields in general were less this year than the last three years, although the last three years have been […]