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22
May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 22, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn producers have been struggling to get sidedress nitrogen and herbicides applied because of continued wet weather.  This is especially noticeable in Central and Northeast Arkansas.  Rains have put a halt on just about all field operations over the past few […]

17
May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 15, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist)  Corn planting is essentially complete at this point.   The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service May 10th  crop progress report indicated that 96% of the corn had been planted, compared to 93% last year and 95% planted for the 5-year average.  Most herbicides […]

07
May
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 5-7-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 7, 2015                               No. 2015-11 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Planting Progress Never more than two weeks away from a drought.  That definitely seems true right now.  In the last 10 days, most areas of the state have gone from muddy fields, to dry and planting non-stop, to planting into dry soil. Many now find themselves in […]

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 […]

13
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-13-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 13, 2015                           No. 2015-4 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Tom Barber, Dr. Archie Flanders & Scott Stiles Planting Progress None yet!  The month of March is here which means so is the march toward rice is planting.  It’s difficult to believe with recent conditions (Picture 1), but there will be rice in the ground in […]

06
Mar
2015
Irrigation Expo set for March 10, 2015 at Stuttgart
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts: Arkansas Irrigation Expo rescheduled March 10 at Stuttgart Agenda covers pumping, remote sensing, cover crops and more Event to be held at Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart Arkansas Irrigation Expo set for March 10 at Stuttgart LITTLE ROCK – Organizers have set a new date – March 10 – for the Arkansas Irrigation […]

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.

24
Dec
2014
Soybean Update now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

Hundreds of soybean varieties are commercially available to growers in Arkansas. Varietal performance, including yield, varies according to location, environmental adaptability to soils, maturity, lodging, height, disease and nematode resistance, and herbicide and chloride sensitivity. This information listed in the Soybean Update is largely derived from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Soybean Performance Trials and screening programs, and is provided as an aid in variety selection.  View the Soybean […]

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 […]

02
Sep
2014
Rice research verification update for September 1, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

The heat units continue to add up which has grain maturity moving fast. There are five out of fifteen fields that have reached maturity and are waiting on harvest. Those fields include Arkansas, Chicot, Desha, Prairie and Lawrence Counties. Seven fields are at 100% headed and three fields are draining. RSBs have been very light […]