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21
Aug
2015
Key points to consider for frogeye leaf spot control
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) has been increasing in activity over the past few weeks, which has many looking for the latest information in disease management.  Here is a brief summary of three key points to consider about FLS in Arkansas:  Distribution of strobilurin-resistant (S-R) FLS, conditions that favor disease […]

18
Aug
2015
Fall is nematode sampling time
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

By Terry Kirkpatrick, Extension Plant Pathologist As you go about your late-season preparations for soybean harvest, don’t forget nematodes.  This year, they are certainly alive and well in the state!  And, again as last year, don’t forget that your soybean check-off dollars are at work through the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board that is sponsoring a […]

14
Aug
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 8-14-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 14, 2015                         No. 2015-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Overview No update last week with the Rice College Training and Rice Expo going on.  Thanks to all who turned out for those events. Rice harvest has begun on a limited basis in the south and central […]

14
Aug
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 14, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn and grain sorghum harvest is progressing and more will be starting harvest this coming week with anticipated dry weather.  Corn yields have been variable so far, but in general are good.  Harvest has been primarily in south Arkansas but will […]

14
Aug
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for August 10-14, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market crashed sharply during the past week, most likely in response to various USDA reports projecting more acres and higher yields. The market started with promise gaining 32 cents over the weekend and opened on Monday with a statewide average price of $9.92. Price then […]

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
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for August 14, 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. Chicot, Lee and Phillips are done and waiting on harvest. Insect levels have increased in the northern fields but are still below treatment levels at this time. We have seen an increase […]

14
Aug
2015
Supply and demand for corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat – August 2015
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with anticipated demand to achieve equilibrium […]

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 […]

12
Aug
2015
Southern blight of peanut becoming easier to find in some fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern blight is the most common peanut disease that is found in Arkansas peanut fields. This disease typically occurs on peanut during the hot summer months, hence the name southern blight (syn. white mold, southern stem rot, and stem rot). A few weeks ago (late July 2015) the fungus […]