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15
Jun
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 6-15-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke June 15, 2018  No. 2018-16                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “It’s a jungle out there, kiddies.  Have a very fruitful day.”  The rice and the weeds are both growing rapidly under the hot, sunny conditions.  Many growers are reporting having to work with an alternate […]

15
Jun
2018
Rice Research Verification Program Update – June 15, 2018
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators In the south, water supply and flood depth have become critical in even more counties this week. The struggle for water now includes Jefferson, Clark, Desha and Lincoln Counties. Loyant herbicide is struggling to maintain control of barnyardgrass in Lincoln and Desha Counties. This […]

15
Jun
2018
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Update – June 15, 2018
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator Irrigation is in full swing in Corn Research Verification Program Fields.  The Prairie County Field was full tassel on Tuesday and is at R1 (silk) now with the Desha County Field at R1.  The other fields will be at or close to tassel next […]

15
Jun
2018
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – June 15, 2018
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was again spotty this past week ranging from zero at several fields to 1.55” at Greene.  Most fields in south Arkansas have received at least one irrigation while Jefferson has received 4, however it’s rapidly getting to R5, so water usage is peaking. […]

14
Jun
2018
Bollworm Pheromone Trap Report
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Some areas have seen a big spike in numbers. Soybeans in reproductive stages should be watched closely, particularly if they have not lapped the middle of the row. Weekly pheromone trap catches by county are reported in the graphs below. Arkansas Bollworm 6-8 Ashley Bollworm 6-8 Clay Bollworm 6-8 Conway Perry Faulkner Bollworm 6-8 Crittenden […]

12
Jun
2018
Is Titan the new Jupiter? Rice leaf blast reported in two counties
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wasmish, Extension rice pathologist; and Jarrod Hardke, Extension rice agronomist It is a little unusual to see blast in the first week of June (6/6). Leaf blast was detected in Lonoke County last week and also this week (6/11) in Randolph County. Both counties reported blast on the new medium grain rice, Titan.  […]

12
Jun
2018
Timely scouting and management strategies for hydrogen sulfide toxicity in rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension rice pathologist Not all rice fields in Arkansas show the problem of hydrogen sulfide toxicity. However, it is always advised to scout starting two weeks after permanent flood has been established.  Hydrogen sulfide toxicity can cause up to 50% grain yield loss if left without intervention. Although weak pathogenic fungi are […]

12
Jun
2018
Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Report
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

Pheromone trap catches for southwestern corn borer in conventional corn have been fairly low so far. There have been a few blips near areas we saw high numbers last year in Monroe County as well as in Prairie County. Second generation borers should be emerging within the next few weeks. Click on the links below […]

11
Jun
2018
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Update – June 8, 2018
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator Most of the Corn Research Verification Program Fields are being irrigated for the first time and many for the second this week.  Pre-tassel nitrogen application have gone out on three fields with the others this weekend or next week.  The two Grain Sorghum Verification […]

11
Jun
2018
Irrigation yield contest progress; It’s not too late to enter
Author: Chris Henry, Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer, Rice Research and Extension Center

By Chris Henry, Water Management Engineer; Greg Simpson, Irrigation Program Associate; and Dustin Pickelmann, Irrigation Program Associate This is the first year for the Arkansas Irrigation Yield Contest.  We have been busy especially the last two weeks sealing meters for rice and corn fields.  Current count is that we have 11 rice entrants, the vast […]