The 2014 Arkansas Rice Quick Facts are now available by clicking the link or on the Publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog. The Quick Facts are a one-page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture recommendations for Rice production. Laminated copies will be available at county Extension
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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 Extension
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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 Sorghum
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In the last few years we have been seeing the need for foliar thrips applications in cotton, even though seed was treated with an Insecticide Seed Treatment (IST). Growers and consultants have been frustrated with the need for foliar applications to protect cotton from thrips after spending $15 per acre for a seed treatment and
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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 and
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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), sudden
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September 12, 2013 No. 2013-25 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
Many growers are continuing to make quick work of harvest these days. The majority of yield numbers coming in are 180+ bu/acre with most numbers in the 200+ range. Difficult to be unhappy with those kinds of yields.
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September 6, 2013 No. 2013-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
Seeing trucks stacking up at the mill is an easy giveaway that harvest is picking up steam. It’s becoming common that I hear people with high test weights (45-47 lbs/bu). Trucks get heavy really fast with test weights
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August 30, 2013 No. 2013-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
Harvest is starting to get going in the central part of the state. For the most part it’s isolated to early-planted fields. Yield reports continue to be very positive – almost all have been over 200 bu/acre dry.
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It is pretty obvious that fall is right around the corner. College football season started last night, the nights are a little cooler, and the leaves on the catalpa trees are starting to fall. These signs also make it obvious that it’s time to start terminating some inputs on this year’s cotton crop. As late
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