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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, […]

13
Jan
2015
2015 Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

The 2015 version of Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts is now available here and under the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog.  Soybean Quick Facts provides information on growth and development, disease management, insects management, seeding, seed treatments, weed control, irrigation, fertility, and harvest for the 2014 soybean growing season.

03
Oct
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – October 3, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator)  The Mississippi County corn verification field was planted to Pioneer P2089 and was harvested on September 17. The field averaged 209 bushels per acre adjusted to 15.5% moisture (with approximately 25% greensnap).  The Clay County corn verification field was harvested on […]

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 […]