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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. […]

15
Aug
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for Aug. 15, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators  South Arkansas: With several days of rain in the forecast starting this weekend the harvest will be delayed in Jefferson and Lincoln Counties.  The Phillips County field is approaching 75% heading and (RSB) numbers are extremely low as of now.  Rice stink bugs are […]

13
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-13-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Scott Stiles August 13, 2016  No. 2016-22                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Field draining continues at an increasingly rapid pace.  However, there are some fields still just heading as harvest begins.  There have been mostly positive reports from the field […]

11
Aug
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for August 8, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Irrigation termination has started this past week in Jefferson County while Lincoln County will stop pumping next week.  Most fields received some rainfall ranging from 0.65” in Arkansas County to 0.9” in Phillips County.  The fall armyworms (FAW) have diminished and rice […]

09
Aug
2016
Rice Stink Bugs in Draining Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz As fields are being drained in preparation for harvest, rice stink bugs (RSB) are piling up in some of those fields.  Farmers and consultants have reported, and we’ve verified, RSB numbers of 15-20+ in fields being drained. In these fields approximately 30% of kernels are still in the soft […]

05
Aug
2016
Update: Kudzu bug management for soybeans
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Kudzu bugs have been found more readily in soybeans in Arkansas this year, and we have had a few fields near Helena reach our economic threshold of 25 nymphs in 25 sweeps (Fig. 1). We followed one field in particular to demonstrate our management recommendations and test several products for […]

05
Aug
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 5, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Fields north of the Arkansas River, with the exception of Arkansas and Jefferson, and those along the Louisiana border all received very good rainfall last week, while Desha and Lincoln got less. Irrigation was terminated on several of the early planted fields. Bollworm numbers […]

02
Aug
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for August 2, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Rainfall and cooler temperatures were welcomed by most growers this past week.  Desha County received 4.3” rainfall while Monroe County only received 0.2”.  Ashley and Chicot County welcomed 0.75” to 1” rainfall.  Rice stink bugs (RSB) are sporadic again this week decreasing […]

30
Jul
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 7-30-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz July 30, 2016  No. 2016-20                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The long-term forecast says the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Some rain showers blew through many areas of the state over the past few days, particularly […]

29
Jul
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for July 29, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All but the Arkansas co field got in on the rain this past week, some got very little, some got a fair amount, while Desha received 3.25”.  Stink bug populations are still very low and bollworms are beginning to build in the Grand Prairie […]