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10
Jul
2018
Tobacco Budworm Trap Catches 7-6-2018
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Tobacco budworm pheromone trap catches are reported in the links below. Clay TBW 7-6 Drew Budworm 7-6 Jackson Budworm 7-6 Mississippi Budworm 6-29 Poinsett Budworm 7-6 “This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27279/project accession no. 1013890] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.”

10
Jul
2018
Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Catches 7-6-2018
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Southwestern corn borer numbers are dropping off in most areas. Woodruff county is still seeing an increase in numbers in a few traps. Growers in that area should consider protecting their conventional corn if they haven’t already done so. Consult MP144 “Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas” for a complete list of recommended insecticides and rates. Arkansas […]

10
Jul
2018
Rice Research Verification Program Update – July 6, 2018
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators In the south, the Chicot County field ranges from 10% heading to boot split. The Desha County field received its late-boot nitrogen application. Most fields are between early to mid-boot stage. The Clark County field is scheduled for a fungicide application for smut prevention […]

10
Jul
2018
Upcoming Webinar: Assessment of The Cuban Rice Value Chain
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics and Agricultural Economist Please join us for a FREE webinar Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) as we host Dr. Alvaro Durand-Morat, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture.  In this presentation, Dr. Durand-Morat will describe […]

9
Jul
2018
Arkansas Cotton Crop Update and Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Weekly Update – July 6, 2018
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist; and Amanda Free, CRVSP Coordinator  Cotton Crop Update:  Our crop is running well ahead of schedule. We missed some opportunities for rainfall in June that would have gone a long ways toward having our crop where we want to be at this time. The lack of rain is obvious now. […]

6
Jul
2018
Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 6, 2018
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator All of our irrigated fields are being irrigated this week except for Mississippi County field which received almost 2” rain.  Common rust has been found in all our Corn Research Verification Program fields but in very small amounts.  Southern rust has not been found […]

6
Jul
2018
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – July 6, 2018
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall over the past week was very spotty ranging from zero at several locations to 1.5” at Cross 2. As a result, irrigation initiated or resumed for most fields. Insects remain a low levels statewide, although Jefferson is now running 5 stink bugs/25 sweeps. […]

6
Jul
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for July 2-6, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market began the past week with a weekend decline that continued with moderation through Tuesday before the Wednesday, Fourth of July Holiday break.  After falling further in Thursday trading, the market regained all of its losses during the past two weeks on Friday (Figure […]

6
Jul
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 7-6-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke, Yeshi Wamishe, & Gus Lorenz July 6, 2018  No. 2018-19                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “If we weren’t all crazy, we would go insane.”  Jimmy Buffett knows rice folks well.  The time to get out and scout is in the worst time of year to […]

6
Jul
2018
Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Catches 6-29-18
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Trap catches for southwestern corn borer are reported below. We have seen significant increases in Jeffereson, Monroe and Woodruff counties. Growers in these areas are encouraged to scout their conventional corn and consider making an application for southwestern corn borer. See Southwestern Corn Borer Numbers Spiking for more information on management. Arkansas SWCB 6-29 Clark […]