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17
Jul
2015
Corn and Grain Sorghum Irrigation Termination
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

The end of the irrigation season is in sight for many of our early planted corn and grain sorghum fields. For the most part this year we have had to irrigate less than some years due to abundant rainfall, but recent high temperatures and lack of consistent rainfall makes having adequate soil moisture to maturity […]

24
Mar
2015
Corn Planting Dates – How Late Can We Plant
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

The wet weather pattern we have been stuck in for the last 5-6 weeks continues. As of writing this article, I have not seen a planted corn field yet, and don’t expect any will be planted this week with fields being wet and more rain forecasted for Wednesday or Thursday. However the wind is blowing […]

23
Jul
2014
Corn and Grain Sorghum Irrigation Termination
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

For the most part, we have had a relatively cool and wet summer across Arkansas that has allowed us to reduce the number of irrigations on corn and grain sorghum. Driving around the state, it is hard to tell much difference between non irrigated corn and grain sorghum fields and fully irrigated fields. As we […]

9
Jun
2014
Wind Damage in Corn
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Recent storms that have rolled through the state have unfortunately brought high winds with them. I’ve gotten several calls about corn that has snapped and corn that has been blown over. Green snapped corn and corn that has blown over are two different problems, although most of the time you will have both problems in […]

17
Sep
2013
September 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of September 17, 2013.  This information is subject to change as further updates are released each month.  The final report for the year will be released in January, including final harvest acreage information.

19
Aug
2013
August 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of August 15, 2013.  This information is subject to change as further updates are released each month.  The final report for the year will be released in January, including final harvested acreage information.

12
Apr
2013
Non-Uniform Corn Emergence and Blackbirds
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

How Much will Non-Uniform Corn Emergence Impact Yields? We continue to see much of our early planted corn struggle to get full stands.   In many instances it appears that we have/or will get a stand after 4 weeks, but plants have emerged over a period of several days instead of the optimal 24-48 hours to […]

2
Apr
2013
Corn planting progress and planting considerations
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

As I write this article, it is raining and 39 degrees, which seems about right on par for this corn planting season so far.  Hopefully next week will bring warmer and drier conditions.    Planting overall has been slowed/delayed or non-existent, depending on where you are at in the state throughout the month of March because […]

28
Mar
2013
Prospective Plantings report: Ark cotton, rice acres down
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Arkansas’ cotton acres were expected to plummet, and rice acres to shrink slightly in 2013, but winter wheat and corn would expand, according to the “Prospective Plantings” report issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report indicated what producers’ intentions for their farmland were when they were asked in early March.  “Given the […]

26
Mar
2013
Cold Start for 2013 Corn Crop
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

It sure seems that the weather pattern is stuck in winter instead of spring over the last couple weeks.  Much of the corn that has been planted in Southeast and Southwest Arkansas has not emerged, even though some has been planted 3+weeks.  The cold weather this week will also slow emergence and growth even more.   […]