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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 […]

09
Aug
2017
Late-season rain exacerbates pathogens and saprophytes on rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist According to Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist, over 70% of Arkansas rice is headed, most in the southern Arkansas. Of these fields, most are ready for harvest or close to it. However, the rain has moved in and it appears will continue for several days. False smut: With […]

08
Aug
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for August 4, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Two fields were sprayed for stink bugs this past week.  Clark County reached threshold levels and was sprayed for the first time.  Prairie County reached a 2x threshold and has now been sprayed for the second time.  Prairie, Lincoln and Lafayette Counties […]

04
Aug
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for August 4, 2017
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall ranged from zero at several locations to 1.9” at Cross. Cross also was the only field this past week that was treated for insects. Diseases, so far, have not been an issue in program fields. Arkansas and Ashley were added to the irrigation […]

31
Jul
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 28, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Fields range from 75% heading to hard dough stage.  According to the DD-50, Lincoln and Prairie Counties are scheduled for draining next week.  Lafayette and Jefferson Counties are scheduled to drain in 10 to 14 days.  Prairie County has reached threshold stink […]

28
Jul
2017
Rice disease update: Bacterial panicle blight and beyond
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

No bacterial panicle blight (BPB) has been reported from commercial fields to date (7/28). However, we have started seeing some on conventional rice at RREC (Rice Research and Experiment Center) in observation and experimental plots. In our survey in the past years, we confirmed Burkholderia glumae as the major causal species of bacterial panicle blight […]

28
Jul
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – July 28, 2017
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall ranged from zero at several locations to 1.9” at St. Francis. Insects overall remain at low levels, however Prairie was treated for corn earworms this week and Miller had to be re-treated for red banded stink bugs due to re-infestation from neighboring field. […]

27
Jul
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update – June 21, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Prairie County, the earliest planted field is at soft to mid dough stage.  Lincoln and Lafayette are at milk to soft dough stage.  Those fields ranging from 50-75% heading are Clark, Desha and Jefferson.  Lonoke and Pulaski range from 30-50% heading while […]

24
Jul
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 21, 2017
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was hard to come by last week as several fields received none, Miller county was the winner with 1.6” rain. As a result, all non-dryland fields received irrigations this past week. No other fields had to be treated for insects and where insecticides […]

18
Jul
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 14, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Rice stink bugs are increasing across the southern part of the state.  The three fields reaching treatment levels this past week were Lafayette, Lincoln and Prairie Counties.  Prairie County is getting close to the second rice stink bug threshold.  Desha County has […]