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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 […]

01
May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 1, 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 nearing completion with some producers indicating they are still going to be planting corn over the next week or so.  The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service April 27th crop progress report indicated that 81% of the corn had been […]

24
Apr
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – April 24, 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 made a little progress this past week in parts of Northeast Arkansas, but there are still several acres that need to be planted.  The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service April 19th crop progress report indicated that 66% of the corn […]

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 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 […]

10
Apr
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – April 10, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Rains on April 9th were either a blessing or a curse, depending on where you are located.  Rainfall amounts were variable across the state, but 0.5 to 2.0 inches appear to be typical.   Many producers in the south half of the […]

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 […]

27
Mar
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – March 27, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Weather continues to be the big story with wet ground limiting field activity.  Rains Wednesday night/Thursday morning were mainly light in the southern half of the state and limited corn planting was beginning to occur in isolated areas on lighter well […]

20
Mar
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – March 20, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Wet weather continues to delay corn planting across the state with more rain anticipated over the next few days.  Soils are still relatively cool (low to mid 50’s) for planting corn and are definitely too cool to plant grain sorghum.  Past […]