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31
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 31, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn harvested has started on a very limited acreage (two producers that I know of) of high moisture corn. Most of the early planted corn in the southern half of the state is at black layer, so now it is just […]

31
Jul
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 31, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation is still a priority on fields in the north and south. Insect and disease pressure has been light in the verification fields this week. Irrigation on three of the fields in the South has been terminated and are basically done. Please refer to […]

30
Jul
2015
2015 Rice College Training on Aug. 6th
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

2015 “Rice College” Training Agenda Rice Research & Extension Center August 6, 2015 Please join us on August 6th at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart for the 2015 “Rice College” Training Session.  This session will be a “boots only”, hands-on training in many critical areas of rice production where attendees will be […]

28
Jul
2015
Sugarcane aphid distribution in Arkansas as of July 27, 2015
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Sugarcane aphid has been confirmed in grain sorghum in the following Arkansas counties so far in 2015: Chicot, Desha, Ashley, Arkansas, Lincoln, Phillips, Lonoke, White, Logan, Crittenden, Jefferson, Drew, Pulaski, Monroe, Lee, St. Francis, Cross, Jackson, Woodruff, Mississippi, Poinsett, Craighead, Yell, Clay, and Greene. We are adding fewer counties now, […]

25
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 24, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Much of our March and April planted corn is getting near maturity and many have just finished up their last irrigation this week while other fields that were later planted may still need another irrigation or two to reach maturity.   Some […]

23
Jul
2015
Headworms Infesting Grain Sorghum
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Photo by Kevin Lawson Dr. Glenn Studebaker, Dr. Gus Lorenz and Dr. Nick Seiter We are picking up headworms in grain sorghum all across the state. We are seeing all three species (corn earworm, fall armyworm and sorghum webworm) in some fields. Corn earworm and fall armyworm appear to be the predominant species in most […]

18
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 17, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn and grain sorghum are progressing rapidly to maturity with recent warm temperatures. Most of the early planted corn in south Arkansas is likely being irrigated for the last time this week or early next week. Later planted corn and corn […]

17
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-17-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 17, 2015                              No. 2015-21 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Dry and scalding hot.  Water use will be at a fever pitch in the coming week.  Next week is expected to bring temperatures in the upper 90s with some 100 degree days next weekend. Last week’s […]

17
Jul
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 17, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation has become a priority on fields in the north and remains a constant in the south. Insect and disease pressure has been light in the verification fields, with the exception of Chicot and Phillips counties requiring treatment for stinkbugs. Please refer to information […]

15
Jul
2015
Sugarcane aphid distribution in Arkansas as of 7/15/2015
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Sugarcane aphid has been confirmed in grain sorghum in the following Arkansas counties so far in 2015: Chicot, Desha, Ashley, Arkansas, Lincoln, Phillips, Lonoke, White, Logan, Crittenden, Jefferson, Drew, Pulaski, Monroe, Lee, St. Francis, Cross, Jackson, Woodruff, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Craighead. This map will be updated weekly as the aphid […]