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09
Nov
2016
Reviewing the 2016 Arkansas Rice Season
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Planting and Progress The 2016 rice season began extremely early as producers started planting as early as March 7th.  From there, a surprising number finished planting by April 1 and many more in the early part of April – in Figure 1, Week 15 is equivalent to April 15th.  For historical perspective, planting progress trailed […]

04
Oct
2016
The 2016 soybean crop: Record yields for a few; lower yields for many
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist So far, this has been a year of highs and lows.  As of today, I have certified six soybean fields for the Grow for the Green Yield Contest over 100 bu/ac.  A new state record soybean yield was set twice within the last two weeks.  The first was Martin […]

02
Sep
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 9-2-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Sept. 2, 2016  No. 2016-25                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I thought it’d a been bigger than this.”  That’s what Uncle Vercy Ledbetter said the first time he saw the ocean (his sons and Jerry Clower took him if you don’t […]

26
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-26-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles August 26, 2016  No. 2016-24                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress It’s a story of the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ in Arkansas rice at the moment.  You’re either fortunate enough to escape flooding damaging your rice crop, or you’re not.  You’re […]

22
Aug
2016
Pre-harvest sprouting of grain sorghum
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Dr. Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist As many of you are becoming aware, the rain event last week has caused much of our grain sorghum to sprout in the head. The extent of damage is still to be seen, but based on the limited acres that were planted this year (40,000) and the […]

30
Jul
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 7-30-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz July 30, 2016  No. 2016-20                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The long-term forecast says the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Some rain showers blew through many areas of the state over the past few days, particularly […]

15
Apr
2016
Rice Farming for Profit in 2016
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

After a 2015 season that left many Arkansas rice producers feeling kicked in the gut, 2016 doesn’t look to offer much relief. Rice looks to be the best smelling pig in the pen in terms of penciling out profitability, but margins are tight there as well.  This year we’ll need to make every penny count. […]

24
Mar
2016
Strike the right balance to reduce rice diseases in 2016
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Matching variety with field: Disease management starts long before going to the field to plant rice. To maximize productivity with minimum risk, knowing the history of your field and using the right variety for the field is essential.. Often this may mean planting more than one or two varieties on […]

07
Jan
2016
2015 soybean variety cross reference guide now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist The 2015 Cross Reference Guide for Common Soybean Varieties (pdf linked to text, and also available by clicking on the Publications tab of arkansascrops.com), lists varieties that are genetically the same but sold by different companies.  It’s important to note, two varieties that are genetically the same may not perform the same side […]

23
Dec
2015
2015 Soybean Update now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist 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 […]