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15
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-15-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 15, 2014                         No. 2014-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Harvest!  Actually received word of some rice in the state being cut this week.  Many more fields are being actively drained, and all signs point to the pace picking up.  Rain this weekend and early into next week […]

15
Aug
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 15, 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) The Arkansas and White County corn fields have reached R6 (black layer).  Clay County is at R5.3 or about 30% starch.  The field was irrigated on August 14, and I recommended irrigation next week on August 21.  We should be around […]

15
Aug
2014
Soybean research verification program update for August 15, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was more abundant across the southern SRVP fields this week. Irrigation continues to be top priority at this point in the program and we have terminated irrigation a few fields. Overall, insect and disease pressure was light in the verification fields this week; however we did reach treatment level for frogeye in the Prairie […]

15
Aug
2014
Peanut disease update: Scout fields for southern blight and sclerotinia blight
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

Southern blight is now beginning to show up in some peanut fields, which is later than normal as southern blight activity typically begins in early July. Unseasonably cooler summer weather contributed to this delay with slower vine growth and less-than-favorable weather conditions for southern blight. Alternately, Sclerotinia blight was observed last week, which is two […]

13
Aug
2014
Soybean nematode survey opportunity: Check for the hidden enemy of soybean
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

Nematodes have been called the “hidden enemy” of soybean because these soilborne, microscopic root pathogens can go unnoticed in a field until yield losses become severe. The number of soybean fields showing visible damage due to nematodes has increased dramatically during the last few years statewide, and most of the time the root-knot nematode is […]

13
Aug
2014
Soybean disease alert: stem canker showing up
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

The 2014 season may be, as Yogi Berra said, déjà vu all over again. Although southern soybean stem canker has been a rare occurrence in Arkansas for the past several years, the disease is still around. Last week a few plants with stem canker were found in a research plot on the Rice Research and […]

11
Aug
2014
Rice research verification program update for August 11, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

Cloudy conditions and rain showers continue to make their way in the forecast. The overcast weather and below average temperatures have some fields 7-10 days behind the DD-50’s. Heat units are desperately needed in the late planted fields. In some fields uneven heading is making fungicide timing very difficult.  Herbicide drift from Gramoxone has shown […]

11
Aug
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Aug. 4-8, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past trading week in old crop cash soybeans opened with the market not well tested.  Average price indicated a 68 cent weekend decline to the $10.96 Monday statewide average.  The market declined further on Tuesday before posting gains on each of the remaining three trading days.  The Friday statewide average was $11.26, a $1.38 […]

11
Aug
2014
Soybean research verification program update for August 8, 2014
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall was scattered across the SRVP fields this week. Irrigation continues to be top priority at this point in the program and we have terminated irrigation a few fields. Overall insect and disease pressure was light in the verification fields this week; however we did reach treatment level for bollworms in Clark County and frogeye […]

8
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-8-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 8, 2014                           No. 2014-22 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Rice fields are actually being drained.  It has taken us seemingly forever to get to this point, but here we are.  Plenty of fields still have a long way to go (Table 1), but it’s still a good […]