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26
Mar
2018
Transform WG approved for sugarcane aphid control on grain sorghum
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

The Arkansas State Plant Board has approved registration for the Section 18 Emergency Exemption Transform WG for the control of sugarcane aphid on grain sorghum.  The exemption notice and forms to report Section 18 applications are attached and also available on the Plant Board website.  http://www.aad.arkansas.gov/registration Please be reminded that you need to report applications […]

01
Mar
2018
Managing Sugarcane Aphid in Grain Sorghum
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist, and Gus Lorenz, Nick Bateman and Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologists Arkansas grain sorghum acreage has varied dramatically over the last few years due to grain prices and more recently due to the threat of sugarcane aphid. In 2017, Arkansas producers planted only approximately 9,000 acres. However with […]

13
Feb
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 2-13-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Nick Bateman February 13, 2018  No. 2018-02                www.uaex.edu/rice Combining Insecticide Seed Treatments for Rice We are getting a lot of calls on “overlaying” another insecticide seed treatment on top of seed already treated with an insecticide seed treatment. […]

31
Oct
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Final Update – October 27, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields are harvested and yields are calculated. Program fields in the south had a yield average of 196 bushels/acre while those in the north averaged 176 bushels/acre for a combined yield average of 186 bushels/acre. This is a 20 bushel increase over the […]

25
Sep
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update – September 22, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Eight of nine fields have been harvested in the southern part of the state.   The yields are listed below with most being good to excellent.  Excessive rains early, herbicide injury and a thin stand impacted the Desha County yield.  The Clark County […]

15
Sep
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 15, 2017
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Three more fields were harvested this week with very strong yields from two of them. Irrigation has now been terminated for all fields. Scouting for redbanded stink bugs will continue up until harvest for those fields that are left. This will be the last […]

01
Sep
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 1, 2017
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators With rainfall forecast from Hurricane Harvey and fields in SEARK ready to harvest, damage could get ugly. Hoping for the best. Stink bugs are continuing to build with Lonoke county reaching threshold this week. Refer to table below for field specific information. 9-1-17 SRVP […]

29
Aug
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for Aug. 25, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Three fields have been harvested this past week.  We have preliminary data on Jefferson County row-rice XL 753 yielding 238 dry.  Prairie and Lincoln Counties have been harvested and yield monitors look very promising but no preliminary numbers as of now.  Lafayette […]

29
Aug
2017
Rate of acephate extended for redbanded stink bug in soybean
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist In an effort to help with control of redbanded stink bug, we requested a 24c to extend the annual use rate of acephate from 1.5 lb ai per acre to 2.0 lb so per acre. Our studies show that acephate particularly when mixed with a pyrethroid, such as bifenthrin, provides […]

24
Aug
2017
Mixing soybean desiccants with insecticides
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension soybean agronomist, and Gus Lorenz, Nick Seiter, and Nick Bateman, Extension entomologists  Over the last few weeks there have been many questions about the legality of mixing insecticides with desiccants applied to soybean. There are several desiccants approved for soybean including Gramoxone, sodium chlorate, Aim 2EC, and Sharpen. There are no issues […]