The University of Arkansas has recently released a new long-grain rice variety named ‘LaKast’.
This new variety has been evaluated in yield, agronomic, and fertility trials over the past several years prior to release. In the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials, LaKast had grain yields of 190, 210, and 197 bu/A in 2011, 2012, and 2013,
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AV-1011 Bird Repellent for rice seed has received a Section 18 emergency exemption for use in Arkansas until June 1, 2014. 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 is
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We have been receiving many questions in recent weeks about medium-grain rice varieties.
At this point, finding seed of any medium-grain variety is probably fairly difficult. Before that seed hits the ground this spring though, there are a few things to consider about the two main varieties out there while you still have time.
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I hear some saying that the crop season in 2014 will be a “normal” one following such a severe winter. Although I did not like the winter, my wish is that the cold temperature has effectively suppressed rice pathogens. However, since we cannot be sure of this and the source of inoculum for all diseases
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Nematodes are common pests in many soybean fields in the state. Sometimes called the “hidden enemy”, root-knot, soybean cyst, and reniform nematodes can be costly if they are ignored. Because they are not visible, damage caused by nematodes is often overlooked. Nematode are microscopic root-parasites, and the symptoms they cause, including plant stunting, yellowing of
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The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture in cooperation with The National Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture (NISA) is conducting an on-line assessment of the sustainability of the Arkansas soybean industry. The National Sustainable Soybean Initiative (NSSI) is working toward streamlining sustainability for soybean growers by creating a coordinated national framework for assessing sustainability and communicating
Continue reading Attention Arkansas soybean producers: Sustainability assessment due by March 10, 2014 for a chance to win free seed!
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. The information listed in these publications is largely derived from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Soybean Performance Trials
Continue reading 2013 Soybean performance results now available in the Soybean Update
The 2013 Arkansas Corn Standardized County Hybrid Trials Report is now available under the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crop Blog in the corn section.
The 2013 growing season was the sixth year for the Corn Standardized County Hybrid Trial Program. The program’s goal is to increase knowledge on selected hybrids that are being
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The 2014 Arkansas Rice Quick Facts are now available by clicking the link or on the Publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog. The Quick Facts are a one-page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture recommendations for Rice production. Laminated copies will be available at county Extension
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Every year, the same soybean variety may be sold by several different seed companies under different brand names. Two varieties that are genetically the same may not perform the same side by side in the field due to differences in environmental conditions and management practices among seed increase production fields. How the seed is handled and
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