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25
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-25-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 25, 2014                              No. 2014-20 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress The weather and its effect on the rice crop is becoming a daily roll of the dice.  The up and down temperatures are playing games and the rice doesn’t seem to like it.  Last week, […]

25
Jul
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 25, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Corn fields continue the race to irrigation termination.  The Arkansas and White County fields need one more irrigation or rainfall before irrigation termination.  Lonoke, Lee and St Francis Counties need irrigated one more time or maybe two, depending on how it […]

21
Jul
2014
Rice research verification program update for July 18, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

South Arkansas: The cooler temperatures during heading and grain fill should help yield and quality. On the other hand, rainfall and overcast weather can alter flowering and is a favorable environment for disease.  The Jefferson County field is at ½” internode and was treated for FAW numbering anywhere from 8-25 per sq. ft.  RSB are […]

18
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-18-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 18, 2014                              No. 2014-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress Record-setting low temperatures are the story of the week.  Records were set both for nighttime lows and daytime highs.  Combined with more rain and flash flood warnings it hardly feels like the middle of July in […]

18
Jul
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 18, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Corn fields continue to progress to the finish.  Some of the fields are about two weeks away from irrigation termination.  With the rain entering the state, we may be down to just one more irrigation!  Southern rust has been found in […]

18
Jul
2014
Soybean research verification program weekly update – July 18, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was more abundant in the southern part of the state this week. All but three of the fields in the program have reached the reproductive stage and are enjoying the mild conditions this week. Irrigation will be top priority from this point forward due to growth stage and moisture requirements. Most of the fields […]

16
Jul
2014
Watch for Insects in Grain Sorghum
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Grain sorghum is in all stages across the state from whorl stage to head fill. Each stage may be experiencing it’s own unique set of insect problems. We have some very late plantings that are in the whorl stage experiencing some significant pressure from fall armyworms. In some instances nearly 100% of the plants are […]

14
Jul
2014
Pest alert: Sugarcane aphid in grain sorghum/milo
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

Recently, a new pest of grain sorghum that has been causing problems for growers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Mississippi was found in Arkansas. The sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) was found in Ashley and Chicot Counties on June 27, in Desha County on July 1, and in Phillips County (Elaine area) on July 11. While […]

11
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-11-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 11, 2014                              No. 2014-18 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Frank Sinatra had “the world on a string.”  If he were in charge of the weather these days, it would be a Yo-Yo string he had ahold of.  Up and down we go, temperatures and […]

11
Jul
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 11, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Irrigations on corn fields continue in between rain showers.  Several producers have commented on how they will begin irrigation but have stopped because it rained.  We continue to scout for disease, but everything is clean. White sugarcane aphids have been found […]