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24
Sep
2016
Harvest Aids & Downed Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Harvest aids are tools to help us harvest rice faster and more efficiently. Any tool can be misused. My favorite example is a hammer: it’s great when it hits the nail, not so great when it hits your thumb. Same with harvest aids. Sodium chlorate does an excellent job of desiccating rice foliage for ease […]

16
Sep
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 9-16-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Sept. 16, 2016  No. 2016-27                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The problems continue with reductions in yield around the state.  However, there are bright spots: yields east of the ridge seem to be holding up pretty well and yield declines don’t […]

16
Sep
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 16, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Irrigation terminated on all fields except Lee County which may need one more to finish it off.  Three more fields were harvested this past week. Drew 1, non-irrigated, had respectable yield. Both irrigated fields had very good yields. This will be the last update […]

12
Sep
2016
September Arkansas crop yield forecasts
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Reported September field crop yield forecasts by the National Agricultural Statistics Service reflect August flooding in many Arkansas regions. September yields are only reported as state averages. Thus, September state level forecasts mask the severity of flood impacts in some counties. The NASS report indicates that yields for corn, grain […]

09
Sep
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 9-9-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Sept. 9, 2016  No. 2016-26                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The rollercoaster ride continues.  For many, yields continue to be variable.  Much of our results seem to still be related to planting date and ultimately when the rice we planted was […]

07
Sep
2016
2016 Cotton production update: Harvest approaching
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist We are quickly approaching the finish line with this cotton crop.  It is amazing that many of our fields with a good number of open bolls still have a very active and dark green appearance.  This is most likely a result of good soil moisture and sufficient fertility to […]

03
Sep
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 2, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Irrigation was terminated on three more fields this past week. Rainfall was scattered. Jefferson was harvested and like most fields that were mature during heavy rain the week of August 15, damage % is high. Drew 2 and Phillips 1 were both at treatment […]

02
Sep
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 9-2-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Sept. 2, 2016  No. 2016-25                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I thought it’d a been bigger than this.”  That’s what Uncle Vercy Ledbetter said the first time he saw the ocean (his sons and Jerry Clower took him if you don’t […]

26
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-26-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles August 26, 2016  No. 2016-24                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress It’s a story of the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ in Arkansas rice at the moment.  You’re either fortunate enough to escape flooding damaging your rice crop, or you’re not.  You’re […]

26
Aug
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 26, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators All fields received surplus rainfall the past couple weeks. Older fields that were R6 or later all have some sprouting in the pods. Initial estimate is 5-7% sprouted. Insects remain at low levels, while diseases have flared, as would be expected given last week’s ideal environmental conditions. […]