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29
Aug
2014
Soybean sudden death syndrome may indicate nematode problem
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

The Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in your soybean field may be trying to tell you something!  The increased incidence in SDS statewide this year is due to a lot of factors, including the cool, wet summer we have had.  However, keep in mind that although SDS is caused by the soil borne fungal pathogen Fusarium […]

13
Aug
2014
Soybean nematode survey opportunity: Check for the hidden enemy of soybean
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

Nematodes have been called the “hidden enemy” of soybean because these soilborne, microscopic root pathogens can go unnoticed in a field until yield losses become severe. The number of soybean fields showing visible damage due to nematodes has increased dramatically during the last few years statewide, and most of the time the root-knot nematode is […]

05
Mar
2014
Soybean growers: Keep nematodes in mind
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

Nematodes are common pests in many soybean fields in the state.  Sometimes called the “hidden enemy”, root-knot, soybean cyst, and reniform nematodes can be costly if they are ignored.  Because they are not visible, damage caused by nematodes  is often overlooked.  Nematode are microscopic root-parasites, and the symptoms they cause, including plant stunting, yellowing of […]

29
Jan
2014
2013 Soybean performance results now available in the Soybean Update
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.  The information listed in these publications is largely derived from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Soybean Performance Trials […]

08
Nov
2013
Cruiser (thiamethoxam) seed treatment may be ineffective on tobacco thrips in cotton
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

In the last few years we have been seeing the need for foliar thrips applications in cotton, even though seed was treated with an Insecticide Seed Treatment (IST). Growers and consultants have been frustrated with the need for foliar applications to protect cotton from thrips after spending $15 per acre for a seed treatment and […]

09
Aug
2013
Smartphone apps and web applications available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Author: Dharmendra Saraswat, Extension Engineer-Geospatial Technologies

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 […]

04
Mar
2013
2013 Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts now available
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

The annual publication of Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts is now available for download (pdf) from the Arkansas Row Crops Publications page.  Soybean Quick Facts contains information on growth and development, seeding, seed treatments, weed, insect and disease control, irrigation, fertility and harvest. You may view and save 2013 Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts here.

20
Feb
2013
Plant Management Network launches cotton resource website: Focus on Cotton
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this year. Focus on Cotton, a crop management resource that features monthly webcasts from noted experts in the cotton industry, is now online and available for viewing on the Plant Management Network’s Focus on Cotton home […]

22
Jan
2013
Need help selecting soybean varieties? 2012 Soybean Updates now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

Each year, numerous soybean varieties are commercially available to growers in Arkansas. However, only a limited number of soybean varieties have been tested in Arkansas at April plantings. Yield performance in early (April) plantings varies according to location, adaptability to soils, relative maturity, lodging, shattering potential, disease and nematode resistance, as well as herbicide and […]

17
Dec
2012
Make plans now for the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Monday, December 17, is the last day discounted room rates will be offered by the Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk hotels in San Antonio, Texas. Those are the headquarter hotels for the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 7-10. The National Cotton Council urges cotton industry members, university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel, consultants, equipment and service […]