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23
Jun
2016
Research lacking to back claims for foliar-applied fertilizers
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Nathan Slaton, Rick Norman, Trent Roberts, Jason Kelley, Jarrod Hardke, Bill Robertson, Jeremy Ross and Leo Espinoza; University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Farmers must ask at least two fundamental questions about every product they are asked to purchase and apply to their crop: What is the frequency of crop response and what […]

21
Jun
2016
Rice blast active in Arkansas: Start scouting
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist, and Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist Most rice in Arkansas is near or well past internode elongation (joint movement).  Except for a few cases of seedling disease complexes and hydrogen sulfide toxicity, until now, blast and sheath blight rice diseases have been relatively quiet in Arkansas.  Today (June 20, […]

20
Jun
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for June 20, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: Several fields have reached internode elongation including Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, and Lincoln Counties.  The Arkansas County field did not require a mid-season nitrogen application according to GreenSeeker.  On the other hand the Desha County field did require a midseason nitrogen application. Both […]

20
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 17, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Majority of fields again received rainfall this past week, ranging from zero at Lee and Phillips 1 to 5.6” at Chicot. Excellent growth has been observed over past two weeks in all fields.  Several fields have reached R3, with several more that should be there next week, […]

18
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-18-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe June 18, 2016  No. 2016-14                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “It’s not so much the heat that’ll get you, but the humidity.”  It may get old hearing it said, but it doesn’t make it any less true.  On […]

16
Jun
2016
Rice Research Verification Program update for June 13, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: With hot weather and heat units hopefully here to stay the rice is progressing fast.  Arkansas and Lincoln Counties are at green ring to joint movement stage. Ashley County has had the levees put in and is now being flooded.  Phillips County […]

14
Jun
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – June 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist 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 updated by U.S.D.A. monthly reports. Crop prices attempt to ration supply […]

13
Jun
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for June 6-10, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 10 cent weekend gain in the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market was held into Tuesday and led to a much larger Wednesday gain that the market was able to hold through the end of the past week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday with a statewide average […]

13
Jun
2016
Call-to-Action letters to the EPA regarding AgLogic™ 15G Aldicarb Pesticide
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The EPA is currently reviewing the re-registration of Aldicarb, formerly known as Temik. The product is currently being produced by AgLogic. The product is currently available in Georgia with plans to make it available for use in the Midsouth next year. Midsouth entomologists had the opportunity to test the product […]

10
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-10-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke June 10, 2016  No. 2016-13                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress This rice growing season has been all about time and patience, waiting for the crop to make a serious move.  The patience finally paid off in the form of warm temperatures and bright, sunny […]