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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 […]

13
Jun
2014
Soybean research verification program update – June 13, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall prevented the planting of the remaining 4 verification fields; hopefully we will dry out and get them planted next week. The later planted fields started showing signs of saturated conditions (yellowing of the plants) this week.  These symptoms should go away as the fields start to dry out and get more oxygen into the […]

12
Jun
2014
Peanut acreage report and a reminder for growers: Check for nodulation
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Early season estimates indicate ~10,000 acres of runner peanut were planted in 2014 in Arkansas.  Estimates were based on grower acreage commitment to one of three peanut companies: Birdsong Peanut, Clint Williams, and Golden Peanut.  Total acreage was slightly less than projected and ~2,000 less than 2013.  The decline was related to lower peanut prices […]