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01
Dec
2016
Producer feedback required to report use of Sivanto in sweet sorghum under crisis exemption
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Gus Lorenz, and Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologists and Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist The Arkansas State Plant Board received a crisis exemption to use Sivanto Prime as a foliar application on sweet sorghum to control sugarcane aphids in 2016 (the Section 18 label can be found at the link below). […]

09
Nov
2016
Reviewing the 2016 Arkansas Rice Season
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Planting and Progress The 2016 rice season began extremely early as producers started planting as early as March 7th.  From there, a surprising number finished planting by April 1 and many more in the early part of April – in Figure 1, Week 15 is equivalent to April 15th.  For historical perspective, planting progress trailed […]

30
Sep
2016
Jefferson County Cover Crops Meeting October 5th
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

A winter cover crops meeting will be held at the Jefferson County Extension Office from 1-5 pm on Wednesday October 5th. Topics will include: Cover Crop Selection, Agronomic Benefits of Cover Crops, How Cover Crops Influence Water Quality, Weed Suppression with Cover Crops,  Pest Considerations when Using Winter Cover Crops and Nutrient Retention Associated with […]

09
Sep
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 9, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators The season is winding down quickly as another field had irrigation terminated and two more will irrigate for the last time this weekend. Flipping the calendar page to September has really sped maturation up.  Several fields should be harvested in the next week.  None […]

03
Sep
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 2, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Irrigation was terminated on three more fields this past week. Rainfall was scattered. Jefferson was harvested and like most fields that were mature during heavy rain the week of August 15, damage % is high. Drew 2 and Phillips 1 were both at treatment […]

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 […]