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20
May
2015
True Armyworms Showing Up in Wheat and Pastures
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

We are getting reports of true armyworms in wheat and pastures this week. We do not recommend treating for armyworms in wheat at this time of year unless they are cutting heads or unless the wheat is still in the milk stage. Once the crop reaches the soft dough stage, armyworms do not cause yield […]

18
May
2015
Crop Insect Scouting School in NE Arkansas is June 4 in Jonesboro
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A crop insect scouting school has been scheduled for June 4 at the Craighead County Cooperative Extension Service office in Jonesboro, AR. The address is 611 E. Washington Avenue. The school will cover scouting for insects and their damage in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and rice. The school is open to everyone. There is […]

18
May
2015
Crop Insect Scouting School Set for June 3 – McGehee, AR
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A crop insect scouting school has been scheduled for June 3 at Hoot’s BBQ in McGehee, AR. The school will cover scouting for insects and their damage in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and rice. The school is open to everyone. There is no charge for attending the school and lunch will be provided. Registration […]

15
May
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 5-15-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 15, 2015                             No. 2015-12 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Gus Lorenz Planting Progress More rain the forecast for an already wet year.  While we were getting in desperate need of the rainfall we received last weekend, it looks like we’re in line to receive more spread across the next several days about the time […]

20
Apr
2015
Sugarcane aphid update
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

We found sugarcane aphids on April 16 in Chicot County in johnsongrass. While there were few aphids present (we found 2 small nymphs after looking through johnsongrass for ~1.5 hours), this is the first confirmed report of sugarcane aphids in Arkansas for 2015. What does this mean? For now, it is just one more reason […]

20
Apr
2015
Grain Sorghum Planting Dates and Sugarcane Aphids
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Article by:  Jason Kelley, Gus Lorenz, Nick Seiter, and Glenn Studebaker It seems we have been stuck in a wet weather pattern since Mid-February that has delayed top-dress nitrogen on wheat, limited field work and has slowed planting progress of most of our summer crops. Some areas of the state have been fortunate and have […]

06
Apr
2015
Managing seed rots and seedling diseases of rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Seed Rots Seed rotting microbes can be associated with seeds from storage, fields from the previous season, or soil and water through secondary infection. Rotting seeds become mushy and may be surrounded by gooey substances or white moldy growth due to microbial activities (Figure 1). Certain environmental conditions such as puddled spots also favor seed […]

20
Mar
2015
RFD TV features Rice Research Verification Program’s successes
Author: Kim Rowe, Program Associate

Recently, a segment highlighting the successful Arkansas Rice Research Verification Program was featured on RFD TV, rural America’s television network.  Ralph Mazzanti, the program’s coordinator spoke about the program’s mission, function, and future for Arkansas’ rice farmers and the recent success of the program last growing season in Chicot County. The segment on RFD TV […]

12
Mar
2015
Who’s afraid of the big bad sugarcane aphid?
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

With prices good for grain sorghum (compared to other crops) there is a lot of interest in growing the crop this year. We can’t begin to tell you how many calls we’ve had with growers about growing some grain sorghum this year. Many of the calls revolve around the concern about sugarcane aphid. There are […]

04
Mar
2015
Transform WG approved for sugarcane aphid control in grain sorghum under Section 18
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

The Arkansas State Plant Board has received authorization for use of Transform WG (sulfoxaflor) insecticide for sugarcane aphid control in grain sorghum under the Section 18 emergency exemption.  Take note of these important points: A report of each application must be made to the Plant Board within 10 days of application The exemption expires October 31, […]