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02
Mar
2015
Getting Grain Sorghum Off To a Good Start in 2015
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Grain sorghum acres appear set to greatly expand in 2015. Arkansas had 165,000 acres in 2014 and many indications are that acreage may double in 2015. Grain price in relation to other commodity prices seems to be the big driving factor for increased acreage, although some areas will have additional markets to sell grain sorghum, […]

07
Feb
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 2-7-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

February 7, 2015                         No. 2015-3 Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Final Acreage Numbers In Table 1 is a summary of the most widely grown rice cultivars for Arkansas in 2014 based on DD50 enrollment information.  Since 2011, RiceTec CL XL745 has been the most commonly planted cultivar.  Jupiter and CL151 have also been […]

13
Jan
2015
2015 Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

The 2015 version of Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts is now available here and under the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog.  Soybean Quick Facts provides information on growth and development, disease management, insects management, seeding, seed treatments, weed control, irrigation, fertility, and harvest for the 2014 soybean growing season.

24
Dec
2014
Soybean Update now available
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. This information listed in the Soybean Update is largely derived from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Soybean Performance Trials and screening programs, and is provided as an aid in variety selection.  View the Soybean […]

10
Oct
2014
Tips for Increasing Wheat Profitability in 2015
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

October is finally here and many producers are finish or making headway on harvesting, soybean, rice, corn, grain sorghum, and cotton. The month of September was dry for most areas of the state, but recent rains over the last week have improved soil moisture conditions and weather forecasts are indicating more rain is on the […]

04
Jul
2014
Soybean research verification program update – July 3, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall and amounts were from .45” to 7” this week on the verification fields. Despite the saturated conditions the beans continue to progress. Insect and disease pressure remains below treatment levels in all the verification fields this week. We are still cleaning up the late planted fields with herbicide applications in preparation for irrigation. County […]

02
Jul
2014
Flooded soybean fields and late replanting considerations
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

Due to the excessive and record-breaking rainfall that occurred early Sunday morning, many fields in an area covering Prairie, Woodruff, Jackson, Monroe, St. Francis, and Cross Counties have been flooded or are still under water.  Currently, we are estimating that 100,000 acres of soybeans will need to be replanted, with many more soybean fields receiving […]

29
Jun
2014
Soybean research verification program update – June 27, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

The last two fields in the program got planted. Herbicide applications continue to go out on the late planted fields. Rainfall and amounts were scattered this week in the verification fields. Insect pressure remains below treatment levels in all the verification fields this week. Disease pressure is minimal. We are concentrating on getting the earlier […]

20
Jun
2014
Soybean research verification program update for June 20, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

The fields have really turned around this week. Herbicide applications continue to go out as weather permits. Insect pressure remains below treatment levels in all the verification fields this week. Disease pressure is minimal. We are trying to get the fields cleaned up and ready to start irrigating.  A few of the fields received rainfall […]

13
Jun
2014
Rice research verification program update – June 13, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

South Arkansas: Eight out of ten Rice Verification fields have a permanent flood.  N-STaR recommendations were utilized on seven RRVP fields so far.  Five fields are fast approaching ½” internode elongation.  The Prairie County field which has had a flood all year has received its third “spoon feed” nitrogen application.  The Monroe County field is […]