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18
May
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update – May 15, 2015
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

South Arkansas: Three fields Chicot, Desha and Arkansas Counties have received N-STaR fertilizer applications and are being flooded. The Jefferson County field is cracking and all other fields are from 4 leaves to tillering stage. A low uneven hybrid stand (1 leaf – tillering) in Chicot County made it difficult for management decisions. Pre-emergence herbicides […]

18
May
2015
Crop Insect Scouting School in NE Arkansas is June 4 in Jonesboro
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A crop insect scouting school has been scheduled for June 4 at the Craighead County Cooperative Extension Service office in Jonesboro, AR. The address is 611 E. Washington Avenue. The school will cover scouting for insects and their damage in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and rice. The school is open to everyone. There is […]

18
May
2015
Crop Insect Scouting School Set for June 3 – McGehee, AR
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A crop insect scouting school has been scheduled for June 3 at Hoot’s BBQ in McGehee, AR. The school will cover scouting for insects and their damage in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and rice. The school is open to everyone. There is no charge for attending the school and lunch will be provided. Registration […]

18
May
2015
Why Peanut Seedlings Have Yellow Leaves
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

There have been a few reports of peanut seedlings emerging with yellow or light-brown leaves in a few fields across the state. There are a few reasons for this leaf discoloration; planting seed into cool (<65ºF), wet soils that slows emergence, planting depth, cold weather injury, and prolonged cloudy, rainy conditions during emergence that limits […]

18
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 11-15, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

Some weakness was indicated in the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market as price fell 2 cents over the weekend break to a Monday opening statewide average of $9.83. Price then dropped hard on Tuesday losing 19 cents before stabilizing with a 4 cent band for the remainder of the week. The Friday closing statewide average […]

17
May
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – May 15, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist)  Corn planting is essentially complete at this point.   The Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service May 10th  crop progress report indicated that 96% of the corn had been planted, compared to 93% last year and 95% planted for the 5-year average.  Most herbicides […]

15
May
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 5-15-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 15, 2015                             No. 2015-12 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Gus Lorenz Planting Progress More rain the forecast for an already wet year.  While we were getting in desperate need of the rainfall we received last weekend, it looks like we’re in line to receive more spread across the next several days about the time […]

15
May
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 15, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

There are 20 fields enrolled in the Soybean Research Verification Program this year and 7 have been planted to date. We anticipate having 17 roundup ready fields, 1 liberty link field and 2 conventional fields in the program this year. The fields that have been planted are either up or on their way. Rainfall over […]

12
May
2015
Recently Updated: Corn Diseases and Nematodes Chapter for the Arkansas Corn Production Handbook
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

The recently updated corn diseases and nematodes chapter for the Arkansas corn production handbook is now available online. This new publication contains 29 color photos of corn diseases and useful information on the identification and management of nearly 20 corn diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, and nematodes that occur in Arkansas. Additionally, there is […]

11
May
2015
It’s time to sidedress grain sorghum
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

If your grain sorghum emerged about 30 days ago, it is entering into the growing point differentiation or reproductive stage. Around this time, the total number of leaves is being defined and nitrogen needs to be in place as the plant will start using nitrogen rapidly. Grain sorghum seems to be more sensitive than corn […]