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13
Jan
2015
2015 Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

The 2015 version of Arkansas Soybean Quick Facts is now available here and under the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog.  Soybean Quick Facts provides information on growth and development, disease management, insects management, seeding, seed treatments, weed control, irrigation, fertility, and harvest for the 2014 soybean growing season.

24
Dec
2014
Soybean Update now available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

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 Arkansas Division of Agriculture Soybean Performance Trials and screening programs, and is provided as an aid in variety selection.  View the Soybean […]

16
Dec
2014
2014 Arkansas Corn Standardized Hybrid Trial Annual Report Available
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

The 2014 Arkansas Corn Standardized County Hybrid Trial annual report is now available.  The report is located under the corn section of the publications tab on the Arkansas Row Crops Blog. The 2014 growing season was the seventh year for the Corn Standardized County Hybrid Trial Program.  The program’s goal is to increase knowledge on […]

21
Nov
2014
New publications for soybean producers
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

Two new (updated) publications are now available to soybean producers.  A fact sheet on Metribuzin tolerance and a variety cross-reference guide are linked within this post and also under the publications tab of this blog. Metribuzin Tolerance Testing of Soybean Varieties – 2014 Metribuzin (Sencor, Canopy, etc.) is a PSII inhibitor (Group 5) herbicide that […]

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.  […]