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12
Sep
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 9-12-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 12, 2014                   No. 2014-27 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Crop Progress “You are not alone.”  That’s probably my most repeated phrase lately.  Meaning you’re not alone in your yields being lower than expected.  It’s been a common theme lately and a lot of calls are to confirm that people didn’t do something wrong […]

12
Sep
2014
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update Update – September 12, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was scattered across the state this week. We have terminated irrigation on the majority of the fields this week. Insect pressure has increased this week and a few fields required treatment for stinkbugs. Three of the verification fields have been harvested and a couple more waiting on the combine. County Variety Stage General Information […]

11
Sep
2014
Kudzu bugs confirmed in Arkansas
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

On Monday, September 8, Crittenden CEA Russ Parker and I found kudzu bugs (Megacopta cribraria) in Arkansas for the first time. They were located in a kudzu patch on the side of the road east of Marion. This insect is known to hitch rides on vehicles (including via airplane, which is likely how it originally […]

05
Sep
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 9-5-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 5, 2014                     No. 2014-26 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Crop Progress Harvest seems to be a roar in some places and a whimper in others.  Combines are in the field wherever you go, but progress is up and down by location in the state.  Some places have trucks piling up, while others are just really getting […]

02
Sep
2014
Rice research verification update for September 1, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

The heat units continue to add up which has grain maturity moving fast. There are five out of fifteen fields that have reached maturity and are waiting on harvest. Those fields include Arkansas, Chicot, Desha, Prairie and Lawrence Counties. Seven fields are at 100% headed and three fields are draining. RSBs have been very light […]

29
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-29-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 29, 2014                         No. 2014-25 Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz Crop Progress Progress!  Rain chances throughout the week largely failed to materialize.  With the rain skipping out, many more combines have hit the fields, at least in the Grand Prairie.  Plenty of other fields are nearing that time, but the high humidity and […]

29
Aug
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 29, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The White County corn verification field was harvested on August 27 at approximately 18% moisture.  We are still waiting on final yield information.  The greensnap on the field was upgraded from 25% to 48% by an insurance adjuster.  The Jefferson County […]

25
Aug
2014
Rice research verification program update for August 25, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

The heat units have added up this past week and grain maturity is moving fast. There are nine out of fifteen fields now draining in the verification program. Those fields include Arkansas, Chicot, Desha, Lee, Lincoln, Lonoke, St. Francis, Lawrence, and Prairie County. Two fields are at 100% headed and four fields are at 100% […]

22
Aug
2014
Soybean research verification program update for August 22, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was more abundant across the southern SRVP fields this week. Irrigation continues to be top priority at this point in the program and we have terminated irrigation a few fields. Desha & Lafayette have reached R7, harvest should be soon. Overall, insect and disease pressure was light in the verification fields this week. County […]

22
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-22-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 22, 2014                         No. 2014-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress The heat is finally here.  And so is the humidity.  Fields that have been drained and are waiting on harvest are having a hard time dropping in moisture.  A few fields are actively being harvested, but it’s slow […]