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24
Aug
2015
Rice research verification program update for August 18, 2015
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  The Arkansas and Chicot Co. fields have been harvested with Arkansas preliminary yield and average harvest moisture listed below.  The milling yields will not appear until all fields are harvested hopefully by early- to mid-October.  Six fields have been drained and pending […]

14
Aug
2015
Southern pea weed management update
Author: Bob Scott, Professor & Extension Weed Scientist

By Dr. Bob Scott, Extension Weed Scientist, Christopher Rouse and Dr. Nilda R. Burgos Who are we? We are the University of Arkansas Weed Physiology Research group and the Region IV IR-4 Center, led by Dr. Nilda R. Burgos. One of the objectives of our program is to identify viable herbicides for use by Arkansas […]

14
Aug
2015
Triazole phytotoxicity vs. sudden death syndrome symptoms on soybean
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) continues to be one of the most important foliar diseases in Arkansas and this year is no exception despite the warmer cropping season. Fungicide-resistant FLS has been detected in almost all soybean producing counties; thus, producers are utilizing triazole fungicides to manage these strains of […]

31
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 31, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn harvested has started on a very limited acreage (two producers that I know of) of high moisture corn. Most of the early planted corn in the southern half of the state is at black layer, so now it is just […]

31
Jul
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 31, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation is still a priority on fields in the north and south. Insect and disease pressure has been light in the verification fields this week. Irrigation on three of the fields in the South has been terminated and are basically done. Please refer to […]

30
Jul
2015
2015 Rice College Training on Aug. 6th
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

2015 “Rice College” Training Agenda Rice Research & Extension Center August 6, 2015 Please join us on August 6th at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart for the 2015 “Rice College” Training Session.  This session will be a “boots only”, hands-on training in many critical areas of rice production where attendees will be […]

23
Jul
2015
Rice Research Verification Program update for July 20, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators South Arkansas: The heat units have most fields maturing fast. In some cases maturity is a few days earlier with a current DD50. Greenseeker technology was utilized on all fields and determined 6 of 9 fields requiring no midseason nitrogen. Two hybrid fields in Chicot and Arkansas […]

02
Jul
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 2, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Weed control is the biggest priority in the north, while irrigation is still a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Stinkbug numbers are increasing in the southern part of the state, while disease pressure is not an issue this week. […]

29
Jun
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 29, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator South Arkansas: All fields progressing well with good heat units moving them along. In some cases maturity is a few days earlier with a current DD-50. Five conventional fields (Desha, Monroe, Lonoke, Phillips, and the north half of Lee County) did not require any mid-season nitrogen applications. […]

26
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 26, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) This week has been the warmest of the year across much of the state with highs in the mid-to upper 90s’.  One Little Rock meteorologist mentioned that one day earlier this week was the warmest since September 2013, which puts things […]