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19
Jul
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 7-19-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Drs. Jarrod Hardke & Yeshi Wamishe The 21st Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%207-19-19.pdf It includes information on crop progress and a disease update about sheath blight, blast, and kernel/false smut. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the Arkansas Row Crops blog (http://arkansas-crops.com).

19
Jul
2019
Rice Research Verification Program Update – July 12, 2019
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators In the south, the Jefferson County field has reached 50% heading stage. Stink bugs are building rapidly with first heads popping. Sheath blight is also building in some fields yet has not reached threshold levels. As of now, none of the fields have met […]

19
Jul
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – July 19, 2019
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rain from Barry varied significantly across locations but all fields received rain. The Arkansas county 2 field led the pack with 9.3”, while the Clark county field was not accessible due to flood water. The rain benefited several fields and delayed irrigations. Insect pressure […]

18
Jul
2019
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

Southwestern corn borer trap catches by county are reported below. Woodruff county had the highest numbers reported this season, well above levels to be concerned about. Arkansas County Clay County Craighead County Cross County Desha County Greene County Jackson County Mississippi County Monroe County Phillips County Poinsett County – no moths caught Woodruff County “This […]

16
Jul
2019
Rice sheath blight concern after days of heavy rain
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist High humidity and warm temperatures are the best recipe for sheath blight (Figure 1) disease to progress fast (Figure 2) in rice. The disease progresses fast both vertically and horizontally. After this rain, scout more frequently and act immediately if the disease is at threshold. To read more on […]

12
Jul
2019
Arkansas corn market report for July 8-12, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Up, up, and away seemed to be the theme for the Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market over the past trading week.  New crop corn gained 1 cent over the extended July 4th holiday weekend and opened on Monday at a statewide average of $4.35, an increase of […]

12
Jul
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for July 8-12, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market started the past trading week with a 3 cent weekend gain and moved higher each subsequent trading day of the week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at $8.68, 16 cents over the previous week opening day price.  Price moved above the $9.00 […]

12
Jul
2019
Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Program Update – July 12, 2019
Author: Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator

By Amanda Free, CRVSP Coordinator There are 15 Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Program fields in 2019. This year there is a wide variety of growth stages across the state as some areas had trouble finding a dry window long enough to get field operations done and planters into the field. Growth stages of cotton […]

12
Jul
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 7-12-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke The 20th Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%207-12-19.pdf It includes information on crop progress, Rice & Advice video series, 2019 Rice College, and upcoming field days. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the Arkansas Row Crops blog (http://arkansas-crops.com).

12
Jul
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – July 12, 2019
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, SRVP Coordinators Rain was somewhat spotty with most fields getting some, there were a few that didn’t. However, Jefferson got dumped on, receiving 3.7”.  Irrigation has started in some more fields with several more scheduled very soon. Insect pressure remains very low but that is expected to change over […]