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21
May
2018
Rice Research Verification Program Update for May 21, 2018
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators The Chicot Co. field has an established permanent flood.   Arkansas, Desha and Jefferson counties are scheduled for spraying, fertilizing and applying permanent flood. Due to dry conditions and adequate heat units, rice is being pushed to flood earlier than normal in some cases. Rainfall has […]

18
May
2018
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 18, 2018
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Two more fields were planted this past week. Although there was some rain in areas late week, there were no fields that had received any rain at the time of our visits. Hoping that all of our fields received some of the late week […]

11
May
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 5-11-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 11, 2018  No. 2018-11                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Flush’em if you got’em.  It’s hot, and it’s dry.  The current conditions of highs in the upper 80s to low 90s look to continue until some rain chances late next week.  The heat means great […]

11
May
2018
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Weekly Update – May 11, 2018
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator The Corn Research Verification Program Fields are progressing well this week.  All could use a rain.  Both Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Fields have emerged and Arkansas County received enough rainfall for pre-emerge herbicide to be activated. River Valley Update– Kevin VanPelt (Conway County) […]

02
May
2018
2018 Arkansas Soybean College set for Aug. 8: Register now
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in partnership with the Arkansas Crop Protection Association will be hosting the 2018 Soybean College on August 8, 2018 at the Newport Research Station at Newport, AR starting at 8:00 a.m. and running through 4:00 p.m.  Crop consultants, industry personnel, and […]

27
Apr
2018
Residuals still backbone for cotton weed control
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Cotton acres are likely to increase this year, and I have talked to a couple that are growing cotton for the first time so it appears cotton is making a comeback!  Several new technologies are available now that weren’t 5 years ago but regardless of the variety or technology […]

27
Apr
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 4-27-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke & Bob Scott April 27, 2018  No. 2018-09                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “Rainy night in Georgia, Kentucky rain, Here comes that rainy day feeling again, Blue eyes crying in the early morning rain…”  That sums up a radio playlist that would’ve been appropriate this […]

27
Apr
2018
Horseweed causing problems in some areas
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Horseweed (marestail) has always been an issue at spring burndown prior to planting.  In the early 2000’s, it became a much bigger problem in the Southern US by developing resistance to glyphosate (Roundup).  Horseweed can germinate and grow in a wide range of temperatures; it commonly emerges in the […]

13
Apr
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 4-13-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles April 13, 2018  No. 2018-07                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress What a long strange trip it is once again.  When we get to a normal year, someone let me know – I’d like to see that.  Last week’s rain hit primarily the […]

06
Apr
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 4-6-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke & Bob Scott April 6, 2018  No. 2018-06                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Another week, a little more planting progress.  So, Fig. 1 is a cleaned up version from last week that better shows where we are relative to previous years.  Notice that we’re still […]