AV-1011 Bird Repellent for rice seed has received a Section 18 emergency exemption for use in Arkansas until June 15, 2013. This product has shown to be effective at preventing bird depredation of rice seed.
Rice seed treated with AV-1011 is approved for use in drill, water, and broadcast systems. The use-rate for AV-1011 seed treatment
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May 9, 2013 No. 2013-7
Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Bob Scott
A week (mostly) without significant rain chances? I believe that qualifies as a drought these days. The getting is still good for rice, so it’s time to make tracks if you can. The current forecast is for rain on Friday,
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May 3, 2013 No. 2013-6
Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe
Rain is a four-letter word these days, if you catch my drift. Quite frankly I’m getting tired of writing it. I don’t want to talk too bad about it or it might up and disappear when we really need it.
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April 25, 2013 No. 2013-5
Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Dr. Paul Counce
Actual progress was actually being made. It wasn’t necessarily fast but it definitely seemed furious. The early part of the week was certainly prime time. Wednesday’s rainfall slowed some more than others. A few people were working
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For the week ending April 23, 2013, the USDA/NASS reported 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 36 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 22 percent surplus. Low temperatures ranged from 30 to 44
Continue reading Arkansas soybean update – April 26, 2013
As glyphosate-resistant weeds continue to be a major concern for soybean producers in Arkansas, many producers are relying on residual herbicides for control of problem weeds like Palmer amaranth. Metribuzin (Sencor/Lexone) is a PSII inhibitor (Group 5) herbicide that provides residual control of a number of annual grasses and broadleaf species. Metribuzin is especially
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How Much will Non-Uniform Corn Emergence Impact Yields?
We continue to see much of our early planted corn struggle to get full stands. In many instances it appears that we have/or will get a stand after 4 weeks, but plants have emerged over a period of several days instead of the optimal 24-48
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April 10, 2013 No. 2013-3
Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe
Another round of rain and wind appears to be next up for a spring that has certainly made a 180 degree turn from 2012. Current estimates released on Monday say that 4% of rice acreage has been
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March 27, 2013 No. 2013-2
Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Gus Lorenz
Don’t Rush to Plant
A late round of winter weather has affected the majority of the state for the past week, particularly in the north where as much as 8 inches of snow were reported. In the coming days,
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Take a three-minute break with Extension entomologist Gus Lorenz, as he discusses the value of seed treatments for soybeans.