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Arkansas Rice Update 4-4-14

April 4, 2014                                 No. 2014-4 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Rick Norman, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress

I’m guessing around 5% of rice is in the ground to date.  Most of it is isolated in places that have lucked into dry conditions.  A number of fields went in early this week ahead of

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Are you maximizing control with your herbicide application?

This is an interesting time in Arkansas agriculture as new technologies are on the horizon in many crops and resistant weeds are becoming more prevalent in all crops and across multiple modes of action.  We have screened multiple samples of barnyardgrass that contain 3-way resistance to Propanil, Facet, and Newpath (ALS) chemistry.  Also annual and

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Arkansas Rice Update 3-20-14

March 20, 2014                           No. 2014-2 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Bob Scott Wait for it, wait for it…

We’re so close to planting time that you can almost feel it.  A few jumped the gun in the past week and put some rice in the ground.  Soil temperatures are still cold (~49°F on Friday) and

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Winter annual burndown.. Will the weather cooperate?

It seems strange to talk about burndown as most of the state is under a winter weather advisory today.  Needless to say, control of winter annuals is going to be best when daytime high temperatures rise to the 50°F range.  Herbicide rate can compensate for cooler temperatures to some extent, but once temperatures drop below

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2014 Arkansas Rice Quick Facts now available

The 2014 Arkansas Rice Quick Facts are now available by clicking the link or on the Publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog.  The Quick Facts are a one-page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture recommendations for Rice production.  Laminated copies will be available at county Extension

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2013 soybean metribuzin screening results now available

With the widespread problem of glyphosate resistant weeds, many soybean producers are relying on residual herbicides to control problematic weeds. Metribuzin (Sencor, Canopy, etc.) is a PSII inhibitor (Group 5) herbicide that provides residual control of an assortment of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds in soybean, including Palmer amaranth. With the extensive use of PPO inhibitors

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2013 Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Report

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The 2013 Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program report is now available by clicking the link or by clicking the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops Blog.

The 2013 growing season was the fourteenth year for the Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program (CGSRVP).  The CGSRVP is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, County Extension

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2014 Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Quick Facts Now Available

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The 2014 Corn Quick Facts and 2014 Grain Sorghum Quick Facts are now available by clicking the respective links and also on the Publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crop Blog.  The Quick Facts are a one page (front and back) quick reference guide for University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Corn and Grain Sorghum

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Cruiser (thiamethoxam) seed treatment may be ineffective on tobacco thrips in cotton

In the last few years we have been seeing the need for foliar thrips applications in cotton, even though seed was treated with an Insecticide Seed Treatment (IST). Growers and consultants have been frustrated with the need for foliar applications to protect cotton from thrips after spending $15 per acre for a seed treatment and

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Dectes stem borer is making its presence known

We have been receiving numerous phone calls about Dectes stem borer in soybean this year.  We began seeing large numbers of adults in soybean fields as early as mid-June this year and populations appeared to peak in early- to mid-July.  Now we are beginning to receive reports of severe infestations in maturing Group IV and

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