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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 […]

21
Jul
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for July 21, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was pretty light this week as most fields received very little while few others got fair amounts. Insect populations have crashed over the past week but noticed large number of bollworm moths in several fields, so expecting to have to spray in the next […]

18
Jul
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for July 18, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: With the substantial increase in heat units the last few weeks the fields are ahead of their DD50 predictions.  The Lincoln Co. row water field was one of the earliest to head causing stink bugs to reach threshold levels triggering an application.  […]

14
Jul
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – July 15, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was again scattered this past week with most fields receiving zero while Lee received 1.1”.  No new fields were found to need treatment for bollworms this week, however, Chicot reached treatment level stink bugs and was treated.  Jefferson was the first to reach […]

14
Jul
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update – July 11, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  The southern fields are moving fast with several fields approaching the late boot to heading stage. The Lee and Phillips County fields are approaching 1/2” internode elongation.  A welcome rain was recorded with 2.4” in Desha and Phillips Co. and 1.4” in […]

11
Jul
2016
2016 Arkansas Soybean College: Register online 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 2016 Soybean College on August 18, 2016 at the Newport Research Station at Newport, AR starting at 8:00 a.m. and running through 5:00 p.m.  Crop consultants, industry personnel, and […]