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20
May
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 5-20-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Bob Scott May 20, 2016  No. 2016-10                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Yes, I do think the cold weather is the culprit behind a lot of our problems in the last week or so.  Rice a little pale and […]

16
May
2016
Crop pest scouting schools set for May 24 in McGehee and May 25 in Jonesboro
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Crop pest scouting schools will be conducted on May 24 (McGehee) and May 25 (Jonesboro), 2016.  This year we have added sections on plant diseases.  The schools are classroom setting, providing information on identification and scouting techniques for insect and disease pests of cotton, soybean, rice, corn and grain […]

16
May
2016
It’s time to put out southwestern corn borer traps
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator There was a significant increase in the number of acres of non-Bt corn planted in Arkansas last year, and it looks like this year is going to be similar.  Southwestern corn borer is one of the more destructive pests of non-Bt corn hybrids.  We generally see emergence of adult […]

14
May
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 5-14-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Bob Scott May 14, 2016  No. 2016-09                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Outlook / Progress So much rice…  I’ve been projecting 1.6 million acres of rice for the state but it’s probably safe to go ahead and start saying at […]

12
May
2016
Section 18 for use of Transform on grain sorghum for control of sugarcane aphid granted
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.  Click here for Section 18 Notice of Exemption, Exemption Label, and form to report applications under the exemption. Specifics on the Section 18 that can be found on […]

12
May
2016
Sugarcane aphid in 2016: Make your game plan now
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Last week, we found very small colonies of sugarcane aphid in johnsongrass in Ashley County. This is similar to the limited population development that was occurring at this time of the year in 2015. While we have not yet found them further north this season (and there have been no […]

12
May
2016
EPA posting a 15-day comment period on Section 18 for Transform on cotton
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The Section 18 for the use of Transform (sulfoxaflor) use in cotton in the states of AR, MS and TN will have a 15 day comment period ending May 20, 2016. The link to post a comment is: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/05/05/2016-10584/emergency-exemptions-applications-sulfoxaflor?utm_campaign=pi+subscription+mailing+list&utm_medium=email&utm_source=federalregister.gov I know everyone is busy this time of year and it’s […]

06
May
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 5-6-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Gus Lorenz May 6, 2016  No. 2016-08                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Outlook / Progress The windows of progress have been short and sporadic this spring but largely in our favor.  Plant, spray, rain, repeat.  We’ve been fortunate to get nearly 90% of […]

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 […]

04
May
2016
Kudzu bugs in seedling soybeans – should I be worried?
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Over the last few weeks, we have received several reports of adult kudzu bugs in counties where this pest has not been seen before.   These insects are highly mobile at this time of year as they search for places to congregate, lay their eggs, and feed. In areas where kudzu […]