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14
Nov
2017
Final 2017 Soybean Research Verification Program Update
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields have now been harvested. Verification Program fields averaged 62.4 bushels/acre overall, with 65 average bushels/acre for irrigated fields and 52.8 average bushels/acre for non-irrigated fields. Refer to table below for field specific information. 11-14-17 SRVP Final Update

31
Oct
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Final Update – October 27, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields are harvested and yields are calculated. Program fields in the south had a yield average of 196 bushels/acre while those in the north averaged 176 bushels/acre for a combined yield average of 186 bushels/acre. This is a 20 bushel increase over the […]

13
Sep
2017
Maximizing Wheat Yields and Profit in 2018
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist The 2017 Arkansas wheat crop was small in acreage but many producers reported exceptional yields with intensive management.  Acreage was at or near record lows with approximately 195,000 acres planted in the fall of 2016.  Acreage was down for several reasons, but low grain prices at […]

12
Sep
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 8, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Seven of nine fields have been harvested with yields all over the board ranging from excellent to poor.  Prairie County was excellent as well as the Jefferson County row-water field.  The Clark County field encountered severe blast and had a lot of […]

22
Aug
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for Aug. 18, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Rainfall amounts have been from 4” in Lafayette County to 3.4” in Desha County hindering harvest.  Four fields are mature and ready for samples to be cut after some dry weather.  Prairie County cut a sample and the moisture was 24%.  The […]

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 […]