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02
Dec
2015
2016 Arkansas Corn Quick Facts & 2016 Grain Sorghum Quick Facts now available
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

The 2016 Arkansas Corn Quick Facts and the 2016 Arkansas Grain Sorghum Quick Facts are now available.  These publications are a one page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service corn and grain sorghum recommendations.  You can find these quick facts under the publication tab of the […]

18
Nov
2015
2015 Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Verification Report
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

The 2015 Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program annual report is now available.  You can find the report in the publications tab under the corn and grain sorghum sections.  The 2015 report and past reports from the program are also available at www.uaex.edu/verification The 2015 growing season was the sixteenth year for the Corn and Grain Sorghum Research […]

09
Oct
2015
Arkansas Wheat / Oct. 9, 2015
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Glenn Studebaker, Bob Scott, and Terry Spurlock Dry and warm weather has continued across Arkansas this week.  The U.S. Drought Monitor report on October 6th shows that approximately 63% of the state is experiencing some level of drought.  Although most of Northeast Arkansas does not appear impacted, soil levels in most areas […]

29
Sep
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – Final Update
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 harvest is nearly complete with just a few fields in Northeast Arkansas still needing to be harvested.   Corn yields in general were less this year than the last three years, although the last three years have been […]

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

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation is winding down on the northern fields and has been terminated on the fields in the southern part of state. Insect and disease pressure was low this week in the northern fields and they are not an issue in the southern fields. Please […]

11
Sep
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 9-11-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 11, 2015        No. 2015-28 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Gus Lorenz Crop Overview Various rainfall amounts have hit most of the state over the past couple of days, slowing down harvest progress.  Of greater concern is likely the temperature cooldown expected over this weekend that will slow rice needing finish maturing.  […]

11
Sep
2015
“Pecky” Rice Not Necessarily Stink Bug Damage
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist, & Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist Lately we have received calls about samples from fields with reports of “pecky” rice at 2-4%.  Fields have been sprayed multiple times for rice stink bug control and thorough scouting records show stink bug populations were kept below threshold.  So what gives?  Not all pecky […]

04
Sep
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – September 4, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The Lonoke County corn verification field was harvested on August 31 at 21% moisture and yielded 145 bushels per acre adjusted to 15.5% moisture. This field was a non-GMO field that was replanted late due to glyphosate drift. The two corn […]

04
Sep
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for September 4, 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 the remaining fields in the south. The insecticide and fungicide applications last week did a good job on decreasing insect numbers and disease levels. Please refer to information in table for field specifics. […]

29
Aug
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 28, 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 harvest really picked up this week with good harvest conditions. The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service estimated that corn harvest was 25% complete by the end of last week and should be approaching 40-50% complete by now. Corn […]