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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 […]

26
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update for June 26, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

The verification fields that have been planted vary from VE to R5 growth stages. Rainfall amounts were all over the board it ranged from 2.15” to 0.1”. Weed control is the biggest priority in the north, while irrigation is still a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Insect and disease pressure […]

19
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update for June 19, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

We got three more fields in the north and one more in the south planted this week. The verification fields that have been planted vary from VE to R4 growth stages. Irrigation has become a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Insect and disease pressure are not an issue at this […]

15
Jun
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 15, 2015
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

South Arkansas:  Eight out of nine fields are now flooded and are looking good.  The Jefferson Co. field is waiting on levee gates and should be sprayed, fertilized, and the flood started in the next few days.  Seeing some rice water weevil scarring but no fields reaching threshold for treatment.  The welcomed heat units have […]

12
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 12, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Summer time is here and we have quickly gone from being too wet in many areas of the state to now needing a rain.  Most of the corn is now large enough that it is using a considerable amount of water.  […]

12
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 12, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

General The northern half of the state has made great strides in getting soybeans planted this week. We were able to get three verification fields planted and hopefully the remainder will be planted over the weekend or early next week. The verification fields that have been planted vary from VE to R3 growth stages. Irrigation […]

07
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 5, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn fields are looking better in general, but many still show signs of too much water earlier in the season with a lot of growth variability within a field.  The earliest planted corn in south Arkansas is beginning to tassel while […]

05
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update – June 5, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

General Rainfall across the state ranged from 3 inches to trace amounts. The last few days growers have been able to get back into the fields and continue preparations. Hopefully the dry weather will continue and we can get the remainder of the fields planted over the weekend and next week. The verification fields that […]

01
Jun
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 1, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

South Arkansas: Three fields (Arkansas, Chicot, and Desha Counties) have received N-STaR fertilizer applications and now have a permanent flood. Lee, Lonoke, and Phillips Counties started permanent flood this past week and should be close to completion. Monroe County is waiting on field to dry for N-STaR fertilizer application. Ashley County is waiting on the […]