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17
Jul
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 17, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Irrigation has become a priority on fields in the north and remains a constant in the south. Insect and disease pressure has been light in the verification fields, with the exception of Chicot and Phillips counties requiring treatment for stinkbugs. Please refer to information […]

16
Jul
2015
History in the making for Arkansas irrigation
Author: Chris Henry, Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer, Rice Research and Extension Center

By Chris Henry, Ph.D., P.E. – Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer Today is the first day of a series of public meetings taking place across the state on the new proposed rule, Title 24 for the Arkansas Water Plan. These public hearings will take place at 11 am at select locations in Arkansas between July 16 […]

15
Jul
2015
Sugarcane aphid distribution in Arkansas as of 7/15/2015
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Sugarcane aphid has been confirmed in grain sorghum in the following Arkansas counties so far in 2015: Chicot, Desha, Ashley, Arkansas, Lincoln, Phillips, Lonoke, White, Logan, Crittenden, Jefferson, Drew, Pulaski, Monroe, Lee, St. Francis, Cross, Jackson, Woodruff, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Craighead. This map will be updated weekly as the aphid […]

15
Jul
2015
Rice Sheath Blight
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist Sheath blight is a major disease of rice in Arkansas. It is caused by a soil pathogen and the fungus has several hosts including soybean and corn among others. It prevails in any rice field if conditions are right for the fungus to develop. Prolonged periods of high […]

15
Jul
2015
Sudden death syndrome of soybean found
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist Sudden death syndrome (SDS) was confirmed last Friday in Desha Co. The disease is caused by the fungus Fusarium virguliforme. The symptoms of the disease are most often seen after flowering when pods begin to form on the plant (even though the infection and colonization of the plant by […]

13
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 10, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Disease Update – Dr. Travis Faske (Extension Plant Pathologist)   Earlier this week southern rust was reported in five Arkansas counties:  Desha, Jackson, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Lonoke (Fig. 1). In 2014, southern rust was also detected in early July, but unlike last year warmer summer temperatures will promote crop maturity and disease development.  Therefore it […]

10
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-10-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 10, 2015                              No. 2015-20 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress The season appears to have made the turn from wet to dry the past week.  The extended forecast calls for very hot daytime temperatures and little to no rainfall.  The more concerning aspect of the forecast […]

10
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for July 6-10, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market still seemed uncertain about the USDA crop reports of the previous week. Old crop price for Arkansas is very uncertain since at most three markets are now providing price quotes. The limited number of reporting markets hit on Thursday of the previous week and continued through […]

8
Jul
2015
Southern rust returns to Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust was detected this week (July 6, 2015) near Lonoke, Altheimer, and Tupelo, which are located in Lonoke, Jefferson, and Jackson Counties, respectively. These are the first confirmed reports of southern rust for the 2015 cropping season. Disease severity in these fields ranged from 50 pustules on one […]

8
Jul
2015
Sugarcane aphid distribution in Arkansas as of 7/7/2015
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Sugarcane aphid has been confirmed in grain sorghum in the following Arkansas counties so far in 2015: Chicot, Desha, Ashley, Arkansas, Lincoln, Phillips, Lonoke, White, Logan, and Crittenden. This map will be updated weekly as the aphid continues to spread. In areas where sugarcane aphid has been found, sorghum needs […]