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19
Aug
2016
Rice disease update: Rain exacerbating late season pressure
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Temperatures have been moderate with frequent rain in this couple of weeks.  Some rice diseases were also in progress. Sheath Blight Sheath blight still continues to move up in untreated fields likely causing some late season damage (Figure 1). You may be seeing heavy production of sclerotia by the […]

17
Aug
2016
Look for root-knot nematode damage in your soybeans now
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

By Katie Sullivan and Terry Kirkpatrick, Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory Look at your soybeans. No, really look at your soybeans. Give that plant a good inspection—and dig it up and look at the roots.  The field in the background of the first photo below is a healthy looking field:  nice and green, even in height, […]

15
Aug
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Aug. 8-12, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market gained 5 cents over the weekend and added another 9 cents on Monday before going flat for the remainder of the trading week.  The market opened on Monday at $10.20 and closed on Friday at a statewide average of $10.25, an overall 10 […]

15
Aug
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for Aug. 15, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators  South Arkansas: With several days of rain in the forecast starting this weekend the harvest will be delayed in Jefferson and Lincoln Counties.  The Phillips County field is approaching 75% heading and (RSB) numbers are extremely low as of now.  Rice stink bugs are […]

13
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-13-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Scott Stiles August 13, 2016  No. 2016-22                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Field draining continues at an increasingly rapid pace.  However, there are some fields still just heading as harvest begins.  There have been mostly positive reports from the field […]

11
Aug
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for August 8, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Irrigation termination has started this past week in Jefferson County while Lincoln County will stop pumping next week.  Most fields received some rainfall ranging from 0.65” in Arkansas County to 0.9” in Phillips County.  The fall armyworms (FAW) have diminished and rice […]

11
Aug
2016
Rice disease alert: Bacterial panicle blight and sheath blight on the upswing
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist After the hot and dry weather for several weeks, in the last couple of weeks we got rain without a substantial decrease in day or night temperatures. Although it appeared good for rice crop, these conditions seemed to favor the development of bacterial panicle blight and sheath blight. We already […]

9
Aug
2016
Rice Stink Bugs in Draining Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz As fields are being drained in preparation for harvest, rice stink bugs (RSB) are piling up in some of those fields.  Farmers and consultants have reported, and we’ve verified, RSB numbers of 15-20+ in fields being drained. In these fields approximately 30% of kernels are still in the soft […]

8
Aug
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Aug. 1-5, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 17 cent weekend gain in the old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market was totally lost and more on Tuesday in a 30 cent decline.  The market remained essentially steady until Friday when price rose 17 cents to a closing statewide average of $10.15 (Figure 1).  The closing price left […]

5
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-5-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe August 5, 2016  No. 2016-21                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Draining of fields has begun to increase dramatically throughout the state.  That can only mean one thing – harvest will follow soon behind.  The first commercial production […]