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25
Aug
2015
Cover Crops Require Planning for Success. Part 1 in a Series
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

By Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crops, Soil and Environmental Sciences If you are considering implementing winter cover crops into your crop rotation this fall the single biggest piece of advice that I can give you is to PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. The potential benefits of cover crops can be easily lost if you do not […]

02
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-2-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 2, 2015                                No. 2015-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Continued favorable weather conditions over the past week look to give way to a rainy 4th of July weekend.  Must of the state is expected to receive heavy to scattered showers Friday through Monday.  This will hopefully give some […]

19
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update for June 19, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

We got three more fields in the north and one more in the south planted this week. The verification fields that have been planted vary from VE to R4 growth stages. Irrigation has become a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Insect and disease pressure are not an issue at this […]

07
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 5, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn fields are looking better in general, but many still show signs of too much water earlier in the season with a lot of growth variability within a field.  The earliest planted corn in south Arkansas is beginning to tassel while […]

01
Jun
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 1, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

South Arkansas: Three fields (Arkansas, Chicot, and Desha Counties) have received N-STaR fertilizer applications and now have a permanent flood. Lee, Lonoke, and Phillips Counties started permanent flood this past week and should be close to completion. Monroe County is waiting on field to dry for N-STaR fertilizer application. Ashley County is waiting on the […]

29
May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 29, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Wet weather continues to be the biggest issue for corn.  Many have and are still struggling getting herbicides and sidedress nitrogen applied.  The earliest planted corn in far south Arkansas could be tasseling next week and the other extreme is that […]

29
May
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 5-29-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 29, 2015                             No. 2015-14 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Trent Roberts Crop Progress Yogi Berra would say this year is déjà vu all over again.  Here we find ourselves at the end of May with plenty of rice ready to go to flood.  Once again rice is nearing the end of the nitrogen application window […]

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 […]