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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 […]

15
Sep
2014
Peanut Disease Update: Sclerotinia blight caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum confirmed in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Sclerotinia blight caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum was confirmed earlier this month in a commercial peanut field near Pocahontas. Sclerotinia blight symptoms were recognized by Gordon Drennan with the Clint William Co. and confirmed by extension plant pathologist on a runner peanut cv. Florun107. Symptomatic plants were observed in several large (2’ x 5’) foci with […]

06
Jun
2014
Soybean research verification program update – June 6, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Despite the rainfall events we were able to get all but 4 verification fields planted. The fields that are up look good and appear to be handling the saturated conditions well. Herbicide applications continue to be a priority as the fields dry out to try and keep weed pressure under control. Insect and disease pressure […]

30
May
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 30, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Fields looked much better this week after warm weather and activation of sidedress nitrogen with recent timely rains.  Irrigation would have started on some of the fields if not for the good rains.  Six of the corn verification fields are at V8 or later.  It is taking on average 44 days from planting to get […]

27
May
2014
Pointers for sheath blight management
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Certain rice pathogens that survive in soil are waiting for the right conditions to start their activities.  Sheath blight is one of the major diseases of rice in Arkansas that is caused by a soil pathogen, and flooding is one of those right conditions for the growth of the pathogenic fungus.  The fungus has several […]

23
May
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 23, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) What an interesting week in the verification fields.  As I started walking fields on Monday (May 19), I noticed cold stress, water stress and several purple plants.  By Thursday (May 22) fields started looking better and were starting to perk up.  […]

16
May
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 16, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) Rain was the big story of this week.  The fields got anywhere from 2.75 to 3.75 inches of rain.  Jefferson and Chicot Counties were scouted before the rain came through.  Fields are starting to turn around and look better. County Hybrid […]

09
May
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 9, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The wind has been the big issue this week.  I would like to take advantage of the incoming rain and spray herbicides on some of the fields, but the wind just has not allowed it.  Dual is still holding on fields […]

09
May
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 5-9-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 9, 2014                                 No. 2014-9 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Planting Progress Most people should be smiling right now – from the top of the state to the bottom.  This past week was probably the best one we’ve had so far this year in terms of conditions to get ground worked and crops planted.  […]

02
May
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 2, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The first field that I got to visit this week was in Clay County.  The rain gauge read 6.5 inches of rain from the April 27 storm.  As we entered the field, there was a little bed erosion, but nothing that […]