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11
Jul
2016
2016 Arkansas Soybean College: Register online now
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in partnership with the Arkansas Crop Protection Association will be hosting the 2016 Soybean College on August 18, 2016 at the Newport Research Station at Newport, AR starting at 8:00 a.m. and running through 5:00 p.m.  Crop consultants, industry personnel, and […]

30
Jun
2016
U.S. 2016 Crop Acreage
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

USDA-NASS released its June Acreage report this morning.  The full report can be found at this link:  http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1000 Pre-report expectations were for lower U.S. corn and higher soybean acres than shown in the March 31 Prospective Plantings report.  The average trade guess for corn was 92.9 million acres.  The June 30 Acreage report revealed total […]

10
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 10, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator The last field (Monroe 2) was planted this past week which brings the total up to 15. All fields again received a good general rain late last week or over the past weekend ranging from .2” at Monroe 1 to 2.1” at Phillips 2. Growing conditions over […]

10
Jun
2016
2016 Arkansas Cotton Update
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist Our planted acres are higher than many anticipated.  Regina Coleman, Executive Director of the Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation (ABWEF), recently reported that the ABWEF has calculated the state’s cotton plantings to be just over 360,000 acres.  Even with the cotton fields that were replanted to soybeans this week, our […]

03
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 3, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Finally, rainfall is the story of the week with all fields receiving good amounts, ranging from 1.25” at Jefferson to 3.4” at Lee.  Those fields that have started flowering are growing rapidly and should canopy soon. Please refer to information in table for field specifics. Soybean Research […]

03
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-2-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke June 2, 2016  No. 2016-12                www.uaex.edu/rice   Crop Progress When it rains, it pours.  These days we either miss all the rain in the forecast or all the rain in the forecast shows up at once.  Suddenly a fishing boat becomes a […]

03
Jun
2016
Start scouting rice for hydrogen sulfide toxicity
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist, and Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist With temperatures increasing, early planted rice will soon reach the reproductive stage. In fields with a history of hydrogen sulfide toxicity (also referred as autumn decline or akiochi), draining the flood and drying the field for a few days before midseason (DD50 for […]

02
Jun
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update – May 30, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: With warmer nighttime and daytime temperatures the rice crop is responding well in growth and color.  Seven out of nine fields have received their N-STaR pre-flood nitrogen applications and are flooded or being flooded.  The two fields in the south which have […]

26
May
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for May 27, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator One of the fields in Monroe County got planted this past week which brings the total to 14 out of 15 fields planted. Again, rainfall was very spotty ranging from zero at most fields to 1.2” at Phillips 1. Irrigation was initiated on fields Jefferson, Lincoln, and […]

20
May
2016
New record in peanut acres planted in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Planting of the 2016 peanut crop in Arkansas has progressed much earlier than previous seasons with over 90% of peanut acres having been planted to date.  By comparison, in mid-May last year only 50 to 60% of the acres were reported to be planted.  Early estimates indicate 22,500 acres were planted […]