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Tips for Managing Rice Seedling Diseases

Seedling diseases can prevail in any rice field. However, their likelihood can be reduced with proper management. Seed rots and seedling diseases are generally “complex” meaning there can be more than one causal agent in a field. In fields with seedling problems, pathogen structures such as mycelia may easily be detected on the collar of

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Plan ahead to make profitable decisions about rice disease management

I hear some saying that the crop season in 2014 will be a “normal” one following such a severe winter.  Although I did not like the winter, my wish is that the cold temperature has effectively suppressed rice pathogens.  However, since we cannot be sure of this and the source of inoculum for all diseases

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2013 Soybean performance results now available in the Soybean Update

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.  The information listed in these publications is largely derived from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Soybean Performance Trials

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2014 Arkansas Rice Quick Facts now available

The 2014 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.  Laminated copies will be available at county Extension

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2013 Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Report

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The 2013 Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program report is now available by clicking the link or by clicking the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops Blog.

The 2013 growing season was the fourteenth year for the Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program (CGSRVP).  The CGSRVP is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, County Extension

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2014 Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Quick Facts Now Available

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The 2014 Corn Quick Facts and 2014 Grain Sorghum Quick Facts are now available by clicking the respective links and also on the Publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crop Blog.  The Quick Facts are a one page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Corn and Grain Sorghum

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Peanut disease alert: Sclerotinia blight of peanut detected in Arkansas

Sclerotinia blight was detected earlier this month in a commercial peanut field near Pocahontas, AR.  This is a common soilborne disease of peanut in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, and North Carolina; however, until now it has not been reported in Arkansas.  In fields with a history of sclerotinia blight it is common to have pod losses

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Know your soybean diseases: Don’t be fooled by doppelgangers

Several soilborne soybean diseases occur in Arkansas that may look somewhat similar upon casual observation.  It is important, however, to accurately distinguish which is which because yield loss potential, as well as disease management and prevention may be radically different.  The following is a comparison of symptoms associated with southern soybean stem canker (SC), sudden

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Cotton heat units indicate termination of inputs is upon us

It is pretty obvious that fall is right around the corner.  College football season started last night, the nights are a little cooler, and the leaves on the catalpa trees are starting to fall.  These signs also make it obvious that it’s time to start terminating some inputs on this year’s cotton crop.  As late

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Smartphone apps and web applications available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Recently, the apps that are currently available or are in development were unveiled at the Rice Expo in Stuttgart.  The following is an overview of each app and its function:

Corn Advisor – Created in collaboration with Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist and Extension Soil Scientist Leo Espinoza, this a 24/7, pocket

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