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26
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 26, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) This week has been the warmest of the year across much of the state with highs in the mid-to upper 90s’.  One Little Rock meteorologist mentioned that one day earlier this week was the warmest since September 2013, which puts things […]

26
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update for June 26, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

The verification fields that have been planted vary from VE to R5 growth stages. Rainfall amounts were all over the board it ranged from 2.15” to 0.1”. Weed control is the biggest priority in the north, while irrigation is still a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Insect and disease pressure […]

19
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update for June 19, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

We got three more fields in the north and one more in the south planted this week. The verification fields that have been planted vary from VE to R4 growth stages. Irrigation has become a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Insect and disease pressure are not an issue at this […]

19
Jun
2015
Rice leaf blast now reported in four Arkansas counties
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

— and Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist The concerns for blast disease have increased the last three years with wet and cold early spring conditions and as planting dates have been pushed later. This year southern Louisiana has reported blast early in the season, Texas reported in three counties, and Arkansas has reported in four counties (Desha, […]

15
Jun
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 15, 2015
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

South Arkansas:  Eight out of nine fields are now flooded and are looking good.  The Jefferson Co. field is waiting on levee gates and should be sprayed, fertilized, and the flood started in the next few days.  Seeing some rice water weevil scarring but no fields reaching threshold for treatment.  The welcomed heat units have […]

12
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 12, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Summer time is here and we have quickly gone from being too wet in many areas of the state to now needing a rain.  Most of the corn is now large enough that it is using a considerable amount of water.  […]

07
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 5, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn fields are looking better in general, but many still show signs of too much water earlier in the season with a lot of growth variability within a field.  The earliest planted corn in south Arkansas is beginning to tassel while […]

02
Jun
2015
Rice leaf blast reported in Louisiana: What it means to Arkansas
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Rain, cloudy skies and overcast conditions that continued to hold up the planting of rice, did not hold up the rice blast pathogen from reproducing and infecting rice at an early growth stage in Southwest Louisiana. Rice leaf blast has been reported in Southwest Louisiana on the medium grain variety Jupiter to a large extent […]

01
Jun
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 1, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

South Arkansas: Three fields (Arkansas, Chicot, and Desha Counties) have received N-STaR fertilizer applications and now have a permanent flood. Lee, Lonoke, and Phillips Counties started permanent flood this past week and should be close to completion. Monroe County is waiting on field to dry for N-STaR fertilizer application. Ashley County is waiting on the […]

29
May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 29, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Wet weather continues to be the biggest issue for corn.  Many have and are still struggling getting herbicides and sidedress nitrogen applied.  The earliest planted corn in far south Arkansas could be tasseling next week and the other extreme is that […]