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21
Apr
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 4-21-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz April 21, 2017  No. 2017-05                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Rice planting progress is likely up around 80-85% this week.  This is near record progress behind only 2012.  Luckily conditions seem very reminiscent of 2012 which turned out to be […]

14
Apr
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 4-14-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Jason Norsworthy April 14, 2017  No. 2017-04                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Rice planting has been rocking and rolling as much of the state missed predicted rainfall this week.  We could end up close to 60% planted by the […]

25
Mar
2017
Managing Furrow-Irrigated Rice in Arkansas
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist There have been many questions about furrow-irrigated rice (row rice / upland rice) since last season.  In 2016 there were an estimated 40,000-50,000 acres of furrow-irrigated rice in Arkansas.  Despite a decline in total rice acres for 2017, it is possible that the number of acres grown in a […]

23
Mar
2017
Transform WG Section 18 granted: Sugarcane aphid in sorghum; tarnished plant bug in cotton
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The Arkansas State Plant Board was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of Transform WG insecticide to control sugarcane aphid in sorghum.  Please see AR Section 18 Transform WG-Sorghum to report applications under the exemption. Also, the Arkansas State Plant Board was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for […]

13
Feb
2017
Sugarcane aphid-tolerant grain sorghum hybrids for Arkansas
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist The sugarcane aphid has quickly become the most troublesome pest of grain sorghum in Arkansas since its arrival in the state in 2014.  Producers have insecticide options for aphid control with Sivanto and Transform, but proper timing of insecticide treatments is made difficult by the rapid […]

26
Jan
2017
2017 Rice Farming for Profit
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Attached is the publication 2017 Rice Farming for Profit.  It contains the most requested production recommendations for rice in a single, easily referenceable PDF.  This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://www.uaex.edu). 2017 Rice Farming for Profit   Let us know if we can help.

21
Dec
2016
2016 Soybean Update and Cross Reference Guide Now Available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist Two popular soybean publications have been updated for 2016 and are now available.  The Soybean Update is an annual publication featuring information on varietal performance, including yield, which varies according to location, environmental adaptability to soils, maturity, lodging, height, disease and nematode resistance, and herbicide and chloride sensitivity. This […]

01
Dec
2016
Producer feedback required to report use of Sivanto in sweet sorghum under crisis exemption
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Gus Lorenz, and Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologists and Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist The Arkansas State Plant Board received a crisis exemption to use Sivanto Prime as a foliar application on sweet sorghum to control sugarcane aphids in 2016 (the Section 18 label can be found at the link below). […]

09
Nov
2016
Reviewing the 2016 Arkansas Rice Season
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Planting and Progress The 2016 rice season began extremely early as producers started planting as early as March 7th.  From there, a surprising number finished planting by April 1 and many more in the early part of April – in Figure 1, Week 15 is equivalent to April 15th.  For historical perspective, planting progress trailed […]

30
Sep
2016
Jefferson County Cover Crops Meeting October 5th
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

A winter cover crops meeting will be held at the Jefferson County Extension Office from 1-5 pm on Wednesday October 5th. Topics will include: Cover Crop Selection, Agronomic Benefits of Cover Crops, How Cover Crops Influence Water Quality, Weed Suppression with Cover Crops,  Pest Considerations when Using Winter Cover Crops and Nutrient Retention Associated with […]