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23
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 24, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Rainfall was pretty sparse over the past week, ranging from zero at most fields to .65” at Drew 2. Stink bugs are at very low levels in those fields setting pods and no bollworms were found during scouting visits. Most fields have now moved into reproductive growth […]

23
Jun
2016
Caterpillars in conventional field corn: What should you do?
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist We have quite a bit of conventional field corn in Arkansas this year and have been getting questions on when to spray for fall armyworm (Fig. 1), corn earworm (Fig. 2),  and southwestern corn borer (Fig. 3).  First, I will address corn earworm and fall armyworm. Treatment is warranted for […]

13
Jun
2016
Call-to-Action letters to the EPA regarding AgLogic™ 15G Aldicarb Pesticide
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The EPA is currently reviewing the re-registration of Aldicarb, formerly known as Temik. The product is currently being produced by AgLogic. The product is currently available in Georgia with plans to make it available for use in the Midsouth next year. Midsouth entomologists had the opportunity to test the product […]

10
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-10-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke June 10, 2016  No. 2016-13                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress This rice growing season has been all about time and patience, waiting for the crop to make a serious move.  The patience finally paid off in the form of warm temperatures and bright, sunny […]

08
Jun
2016
Transform for control of tarnished plant bug in cotton approved under Section 18 label
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist Good news! Arkansas has been granted a Section 18 for the use of Transform (sulfoxaflor) for control of tarnished plant bug in cotton. Some of the major points in the Section 18: Transform can be applied by ground or air at a rate of 1.5-2.75 oz of product per acre […]

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 […]