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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 […]

22
Aug
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for Aug. 18, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Rainfall amounts have been from 4” in Lafayette County to 3.4” in Desha County hindering harvest.  Four fields are mature and ready for samples to be cut after some dry weather.  Prairie County cut a sample and the moisture was 24%.  The […]

18
Aug
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 8-18-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Aaron Cato, & Scott Stiles August 18, 2017  No. 2017-22                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I hear the train a comin’, it’s rolling round the bend…”  Harvest is finally gaining some traction – both literally and figuratively.  Where soil conditions are […]

18
Aug
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 18, 2017
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall for the past week ranged from .45” in Crittenden to 4.25 in Washington. Early planted fields in south Arkansas are nearing harvest if weather would cooperate, while majority of fields across the state are closing in on irrigation termination. No program fields were […]

15
Aug
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update – August 11, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  More rain has fallen today with chances in the forecast for early next week hindering the harvest.  Prairie, Lincoln and Lafayette Counties should be harvested sometime next week weather permitting.  Arkansas County reached threshold levels for stink bugs and sprayed this past […]