Akiochi disease of rice, also known as ‘hydrogen sulfide toxicity’, causes black crown and root rot in rice. In 2012, under hot and dry conditions, the disease was seen in several rice fields across the state of Arkansas. In the assessment of former Extension rice pathologist Dr. Rick Cartwright, incidence of
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April 10, 2013 No. 2013-3
Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe
Another round of rain and wind appears to be next up for a spring that has certainly made a 180 degree turn from 2012. Current estimates released on Monday say that 4% of rice acreage has been
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Monitoring irrigation pumps has provided some intriguing lessons. Christopher Henry, assistant professor and water management engineer based at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart, Ark., reveals some of those findings. Click the image below to see his presentation at the 2012 Cotton Incorporated Crop Management Seminar Talks.
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A new Cotton Quick Facts Sheet is now available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Cotton Program. Subjects on the quick facts sheet include: new cotton varieties, fertility recommendations as well as insect thresholds, termination intervals and many more subjects. The purpose of the fact sheet is to give producers, consultants and
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The annual publication of Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts is now available for download (pdf) from the Arkansas Row Crops Publications page. Soybean Quick Facts contains information on growth and development, seeding, seed treatments, weed, insect and disease control, irrigation, fertility and harvest.
You may view and save 2013 Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts here.
A report came from Louisiana on February 21, 2013 that rice blast lesions were found on new rice sprouts growing from the stubble. Reportedly, this field had severely infected rice in 2012. According to Dr. Don Groth of LSU, the pathogen is actively sporulating due to the warm moist environmental conditions. There is fear
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Bacterial panicle blight (BPB) is a weather-associated disease. Environmental conditions in 2010 and 2011 were favorable for the disease to be severe enough to cause devastatingyield loss in susceptible varieties. Panicle symptoms (Photo 1) typically develop late in the season which makes predicting disease outbreaks difficult. Heavily-infected panicles remain upright due to lack of
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The 2013 Arkansas Rice Quick Facts are now available by clicking the link or on the Publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops Blog. The Quick Facts are a one page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture recommendations for Rice production.
Quick Facts topics include:
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Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this year. Focus on Cotton, a crop management resource that features monthly webcasts from noted experts in the cotton industry, is now online and available for viewing on the Plant Management Network’s Focus on Cotton
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— Courtesy of Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist, Mississippi State University
The 2013 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show will be held on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1 and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
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