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27
Mar
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – March 27, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Weather continues to be the big story with wet ground limiting field activity.  Rains Wednesday night/Thursday morning were mainly light in the southern half of the state and limited corn planting was beginning to occur in isolated areas on lighter well […]

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 […]

24
Mar
2015
Reduce the risks caused by major rice diseases
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Planning ahead not only should help you manage your fields adequately but also minimize disappointment at harvest. Remember the “disease triangle” of weather, varietal susceptibility, and the presence or absence of pathogens as the three major factors that play a role for plant disease occurrence. Pathogens can be brought to a field from various sources: […]

20
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-20-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 20, 2015                           No. 2015-5 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Tom Barber Planting Progress “Well, we’re waiting…”  Slight rain chances today and tomorrow followed by a 50% chance on Sunday lead into a few days of 70 degree weather.  More rain is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday though, which means […]

20
Mar
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for March 16-20, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 4 cent weekend loss seemed to put the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market into an unsettled state as it opened on Monday with a $9.77 statewide average and then had trend reversals each trading day of the week. The market finally finished strong on Friday with a $9.81 closing statewide average to finish unchanged […]

20
Mar
2015
Struggles with Topdressing Nitrogen to Wheat
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Wheat Topdressing Struggles It has been a struggle to get topdress nitrogen applied to wheat this winter to say the least. If the first application of nitrogen was not applied in late January or early February, chances are most have not been able to apply any nitrogen yet or the little nitrogen that has been […]

20
Mar
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – March 20, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Wet weather continues to delay corn planting across the state with more rain anticipated over the next few days.  Soils are still relatively cool (low to mid 50’s) for planting corn and are definitely too cool to plant grain sorghum.  Past […]

20
Mar
2015
RFD TV features Rice Research Verification Program’s successes
Author: Kim Rowe, Program Associate

Recently, a segment highlighting the successful Arkansas Rice Research Verification Program was featured on RFD TV, rural America’s television network.  Ralph Mazzanti, the program’s coordinator spoke about the program’s mission, function, and future for Arkansas’ rice farmers and the recent success of the program last growing season in Chicot County. The segment on RFD TV […]

16
Mar
2015
Spring Burndown: Many options available, choose the right mix for the right situation.
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Finally sunshine two days in a row and everyone is chomping at the bit to get something done.  Judging by the phone calls, burndown applications are first on the priority list.  The rain has us running a little late on the calendar for burndown applications, but if you look at what is growing in the […]

13
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-13-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 13, 2015                           No. 2015-4 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Tom Barber, Dr. Archie Flanders & Scott Stiles Planting Progress None yet!  The month of March is here which means so is the march toward rice is planting.  It’s difficult to believe with recent conditions (Picture 1), but there will be rice in the ground in […]