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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 […]

22
May
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 22, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

General The rainfall across the state over last weekend has kept the fieldwork to a minimum this week. As a result of that we haven’t had any more verification fields planted this week. The fields that have been planted are off to a good start and progressing well. We have one field that is at […]

21
May
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 5-21-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 21, 2015                             No. 2015-13 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Planting Progress Progress slowed over the past week with the return of wet weather.  Private estimates now peg Arkansas rice acres at 1.425 million, down from 1.441 forecast by USDA in March (and 1.45 by me at the same point).  Given conditions and the […]

18
May
2015
Why Peanut Seedlings Have Yellow Leaves
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

There have been a few reports of peanut seedlings emerging with yellow or light-brown leaves in a few fields across the state. There are a few reasons for this leaf discoloration; planting seed into cool (<65ºF), wet soils that slows emergence, planting depth, cold weather injury, and prolonged cloudy, rainy conditions during emergence that limits […]

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 […]

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

May 15, 2015                             No. 2015-12 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Gus Lorenz Planting Progress More rain the forecast for an already wet year.  While we were getting in desperate need of the rainfall we received last weekend, it looks like we’re in line to receive more spread across the next several days about the time […]

15
May
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 15, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

There are 20 fields enrolled in the Soybean Research Verification Program this year and 7 have been planted to date. We anticipate having 17 roundup ready fields, 1 liberty link field and 2 conventional fields in the program this year. The fields that have been planted are either up or on their way. Rainfall over […]

08
May
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 8, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

There are 20 fields enrolled in the Soybean Research Verification Program this year and 7 have been planted to date. We anticipate having 17 roundup ready fields, 1 liberty link field, and 2 conventional fields in the program this year. The fields that have been planted are either up or on their way. Hopefully there […]

08
May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 8, 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 wrapping up this week with a couple late fields still being planted.  A few fields were also replanted because of poor stands caused by soil crusting and a couple fields were replanted because of poor yield potential caused […]

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 […]