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28
Jul
2015
Sugarcane aphid distribution in Arkansas as of July 27, 2015
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist Sugarcane aphid has been confirmed in grain sorghum in the following Arkansas counties so far in 2015: Chicot, Desha, Ashley, Arkansas, Lincoln, Phillips, Lonoke, White, Logan, Crittenden, Jefferson, Drew, Pulaski, Monroe, Lee, St. Francis, Cross, Jackson, Woodruff, Mississippi, Poinsett, Craighead, Yell, Clay, and Greene. We are adding fewer counties now, […]

27
Jul
2015
Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge entry deadline August 1, 2015
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist-Soybean  The entry deadline for the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge is fast approaching. The deadline to submit entry forms is August 1, 2015. Entry forms, rules, and regulations can be found on the Arkansas Soybean Association website (http://www.arkansassoybean.com/) or by clicking here. The 2015 Grow for the Green […]

27
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for July 20-24, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market fell 15 cents over the weekend and opened this past Monday with a statewide average price of $10.07. Only three markets continued to provide quotes in Arkansas after Monday: Wynne, Old Town/Elaine, and Stuttgart. The market initially moved higher early in the week before […]

25
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 24, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Much of our March and April planted corn is getting near maturity and many have just finished up their last irrigation this week while other fields that were later planted may still need another irrigation or two to reach maturity.   Some […]

24
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-24-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 24, 2015                              No. 2015-22 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress We’re now at about 14 consecutive days with nighttime temperatures of 75+ degrees.  It looks like we’ll reach 20 days before we see any relief.  The best news at the moment is that the current forecast indicates that in […]

23
Jul
2015
Headworms Infesting Grain Sorghum
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Photo by Kevin Lawson Dr. Glenn Studebaker, Dr. Gus Lorenz and Dr. Nick Seiter We are picking up headworms in grain sorghum all across the state. We are seeing all three species (corn earworm, fall armyworm and sorghum webworm) in some fields. Corn earworm and fall armyworm appear to be the predominant species in most […]

23
Jul
2015
Rice Research Verification Program update for July 20, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators South Arkansas: The heat units have most fields maturing fast. In some cases maturity is a few days earlier with a current DD50. Greenseeker technology was utilized on all fields and determined 6 of 9 fields requiring no midseason nitrogen. Two hybrid fields in Chicot and Arkansas […]

20
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for July 13-17, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market held steady over the weekend and opened this past Monday with a statewide average price of $10.45. Only four markets are providing quotes in Arkansas with the Wynne market rejoining Old Town/Elaine, Little Rock, and Stuttgart. The market moved lower each trading day of the past […]

18
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 17, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn and grain sorghum are progressing rapidly to maturity with recent warm temperatures. Most of the early planted corn in south Arkansas is likely being irrigated for the last time this week or early next week. Later planted corn and corn […]

17
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-17-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 17, 2015                              No. 2015-21 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Dry and scalding hot.  Water use will be at a fever pitch in the coming week.  Next week is expected to bring temperatures in the upper 90s with some 100 degree days next weekend. Last week’s […]