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23
Nov
2016
Wheat Research Verification Program Weekly Update – November 18, 2016
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinators Rain continues to elude many wheat fields. Growth is starting to slow due to the dryer conditions and temperatures beginning to cool. North Arkansas received its first killing frost of the season.  View the linked pdf for field-specific information. Wheat Weekly Update 11-18-2016 

14
Nov
2016
Wheat Research Verification Program Update for Nov. 11, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Wheat/Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Warm weather continues to aid in plant development, but many fields are currently in need of a rain. Overall the wheat season is off to a good start. See field-specific information: WRVP Weekly Update 11-11-2016.

07
Nov
2016
Wheat Research Verification Program Weekly Update – November 4, 2016
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chris Elkins and Chad Norton, Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinators Wheat has been progressing quickly with the warm weather. Many areas still need rain to activate herbicides, and promote emergence. See the full report:  Wheat Weekly Update 11-4-2016

04
Oct
2016
The 2016 soybean crop: Record yields for a few; lower yields for many
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist So far, this has been a year of highs and lows.  As of today, I have certified six soybean fields for the Grow for the Green Yield Contest over 100 bu/ac.  A new state record soybean yield was set twice within the last two weeks.  The first was Martin […]

30
Sep
2016
Jefferson County Cover Crops Meeting October 5th
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

A winter cover crops meeting will be held at the Jefferson County Extension Office from 1-5 pm on Wednesday October 5th. Topics will include: Cover Crop Selection, Agronomic Benefits of Cover Crops, How Cover Crops Influence Water Quality, Weed Suppression with Cover Crops,  Pest Considerations when Using Winter Cover Crops and Nutrient Retention Associated with […]

26
Aug
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 26, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators All fields received surplus rainfall the past couple weeks. Older fields that were R6 or later all have some sprouting in the pods. Initial estimate is 5-7% sprouted. Insects remain at low levels, while diseases have flared, as would be expected given last week’s ideal environmental conditions. […]

05
Aug
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – August 5, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Fields north of the Arkansas River, with the exception of Arkansas and Jefferson, and those along the Louisiana border all received very good rainfall last week, while Desha and Lincoln got less. Irrigation was terminated on several of the early planted fields. Bollworm numbers […]

29
Jul
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for July 29, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All but the Arkansas co field got in on the rain this past week, some got very little, some got a fair amount, while Desha received 3.25”.  Stink bug populations are still very low and bollworms are beginning to build in the Grand Prairie […]

29
Jul
2016
Dicamba Effects on Soybean Seed and Off-spring
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Two weeks ago, I wrote an article on the effects of dicamba drift on soybean and potential yield reduction (click here for article).  Basically to sum it up for yield loss, the most sensitive stages where yield loss can result from off-target movement of dicamba ranges from late vegetative […]

26
Jul
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 25, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators  South Arkansas:  Rice stink bug (RSB) numbers are all over the place and very sporadic.  Monroe and Lee Co. are running 3-4 RSB per 10 sweeps.  Jefferson Co. was running 3-4 last week and this week running 0-3.  Arkansas Co. ran 5.5 RSB reaching […]