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21
Apr
2016
Rice Research Verification Program – April 21, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  The five fields now planted in South Arkansas include Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Monroe Counties.  Pre-emergence herbicides were applied to all five fields and recent rainfall has provided good activation.  The Jefferson County field has been flushed once.  Pre-plant fertilizer has […]

21
Apr
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update – April 21, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator There were no new fields planted the past week because of steady rains across south Arkansas but all fields planted are now emerged. Rainfall amounts ranged from .9” to 2.95”. However, rains were good news for all planted fields in that soil applied pre-emergence herbicides got activated […]

18
Apr
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for April 11-15, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading in the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market began with a 12 cent weekend gain and basically moved higher throughout the whole week.  The market opened on Monday with a $9.21 statewide average and gained 8 to 18 cents each day with the exception of […]

15
Apr
2016
Rice Farming for Profit in 2016
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

After a 2015 season that left many Arkansas rice producers feeling kicked in the gut, 2016 doesn’t look to offer much relief. Rice looks to be the best smelling pig in the pen in terms of penciling out profitability, but margins are tight there as well.  This year we’ll need to make every penny count. […]

15
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-15-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 15, 2016  No. 2016-05                www.uaex.edu/rice  Crop Outlook / Progress Monday’s progress report showed that the state had soared from 11% planted on April 4 to 33% planted on April 11.  With rainfall not as prevalent as predicted across the northeast this […]

15
Apr
2016
Rootless corn syndrome: a real problem
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Extension Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist We are starting to see some corn plants exhibiting “Rootless Corn Syndrome”.  Yes, this can be a real problem in corn and although the name seems odd, it a very accurate description.  Corn needs to be planted approximately 2 inches deep to help ensure that the […]

14
Apr
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for April 14, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator As of now there are 12 SRVP fields planned in 2016. To date, 5 have been planted. Rainfall this week has ranged from .7” in Desha to 3.3” in Chicot. Please see linked table for field-specific information (pdf).  

13
Apr
2016
Foliar disease and scab update and 2016 fungicide efficacy table for wheat
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist Leaf rust, stripe rust, and Septoria leaf blotch were found on wheat prior to flag leaf emergence.  While severity in fields has been variable, some fields were sprayed with 4oz/A of propiconazole (Tilt or equivalent generic).  This application should provide residual control of stripe rust long enough for many […]

12
Apr
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for April 11, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: The four fields now planted in South Arkansas include Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties.  Jefferson and Lincoln County are furrow-irrigated fields. Pre-emergence herbicides for grass, broadleaves, aquatics, and sedges were applied and should be activated with today’s rainfall. Pre-plant fertilizer was […]

11
Apr
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for April 4-8, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 5 cent weekend loss put the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market price opening the week at a $9.04 statewide average, 2 cents under the average price of the previous Monday.  Price traded within an 8 cent range through most of the week before posting a 12 cent gain […]