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17
May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 15, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist)  Corn planting is essentially complete at this point.   The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service May 10th  crop progress report indicated that 96% of the corn had been planted, compared to 93% last year and 95% planted for the 5-year average.  Most herbicides […]

08
May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 8, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn planting is wrapping up this week with a couple late fields still being planted.  A few fields were also replanted because of poor stands caused by soil crusting and a couple fields were replanted because of poor yield potential caused […]

04
May
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update – April 30, 2015
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

South Arkansas:   All nine verification fields have been planted. Eight of the nine fields have stand counts while the Jefferson County field was being planted today 4/30. Sunshine and warm weather finally has rice moving. Pre-emergence herbicides have been activated and continue to control grasses, sedges, broadleaves and aquatics. Post-emergence herbicide applications will start […]

25
Apr
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 4-25-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

April 25, 2015                              No. 2015-9 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Planting Progress Haven’t missed one yet.  This entire wet spring most conversations have ended on the same note – we’re due to miss a rain and when that happens it’ll be game on.  That just hasn’t really happened, particularly north of I-40.  In between showers the past […]

20
Apr
2015
Rice Research Verification Program update for April 20, 2015
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

South Arkansas: Six of the nine fields have been planted. Two fields have stand counts while three fields are spiking. While the rain held off planting for some it has been very positive for pre-emergence herbicide activation. North Arkansas: More wet weather has continued to prevent dry-land planting for all but a few fields everywhere […]

17
Apr
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 4-17-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

April 17, 2015                              No. 2015-8 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Planting Progress Hurry up and wait.  There was very little, if any, progress anywhere in the state this week.  The USDA progress report showed Arkansas at 21% planted – I’d say probably 45% of acres south of I-40 are planted and 5-7% of acres north of I-40 […]

17
Apr
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – April 17, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn planting progressed well in most areas this past week.  The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service April 13th crop progress report indicated that 51% of the corn had been planted, compared to 35% last year and 58% planted for the 5-year average. […]

13
Apr
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update for April 10, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

South Arkansas: Farmers ran long and hard until Thursday night’s rain. Rainfall amounts range from one-half inch in Lee County to over 1 inch in Jefferson County and from 2 to 4 inches in Desha and Chicot County. Five out of nine verification fields have been planted. Several more fields are ready for planting as […]

06
Apr
2015
Managing seed rots and seedling diseases of rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Seed Rots Seed rotting microbes can be associated with seeds from storage, fields from the previous season, or soil and water through secondary infection. Rotting seeds become mushy and may be surrounded by gooey substances or white moldy growth due to microbial activities (Figure 1). Certain environmental conditions such as puddled spots also favor seed […]

03
Apr
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – April 3, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn planting has gotten underway in Arkansas, especially in the central and southern portions of the state that missed some of the earlier rains.  The Arkansas Agricultural Statistics Service report that was released on Tuesday (March 30) for last week’s planting […]