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14
Aug
2020
Arkansas Rice Update 8-14-20
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Nick Bateman, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, Dr. Tommy Butts, & Scott Stiles The 21st Arkansas Rice Update of 2020 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%208-14-20.pdf. It includes information on progress, DD50 projections versus in-season results, white margin sedge ID and control, rice stink bugs, disease updates, and rice market updates, and the Online Rice Field […]

14
Aug
2020
Rice Research Verification Update – August 14, 2020
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator Most all fields are from soft to hard dough stage. Jackson, Lonoke and Mississippi Counties are on schedule to drain next week according to the DD-50.  Monroe County, the last planted field, is between the late-boot and 50% heading stage. Sheath blight has been minimal, and no […]

14
Aug
2020
Soybean Research Verification Update for August 14, 2020
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rain was very spotty over the past week with majority of fields receiving none while Perry received 1.25”. Irrigation continues across the state. Overall insect and disease pressure remains low but there are a few fields that populations and severity are building. Arkansas 1, […]

13
Aug
2020
White Margin Sedge ID and Control
Author: Tommy Butts, Weed Scientist

Harvest is rapidly approaching, and the majority of folks have put weed control thoughts behind them. However, identifying and assessing late season weed escapes is a necessity to develop an effective weed control strategy for the next year. Sedges have really exploded over the past couple of seasons and identifying specific sedge species escapes in […]

12
Aug
2020
Row Crops Field Days Replaced by Online Events
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By U of A System Division of Agriculture Rice will lead off a series of online field days designed to give Arkansans a first look at the latest University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture research and extension. The full schedule is: Commodity Date Registration Link Rice August 20, 2020, 6 p.m. Register now! Corn […]

12
Aug
2020
Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Catches August 3 – August 7
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Southwestern corn borer mothpheromone trap catches by county are reported in the link below. With the exception of a single location in Monroe County, catches are low across the state as the crop is winding down for the season. We generally recommend considering a foliar application when numbers are […]

12
Aug
2020
Bollworm Trap Catches August 3 – August 7
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Bollworm pheromone trap catches by county are reported in the PDF below. For specific trap locations contact your local County Extension Agent. “This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27279/project accession no. 1013890] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.”

11
Aug
2020
CFAP Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 11
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that USDA is extending the signup deadline for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to September 11th, and producers with approved applications will receive their final payment.  Non-specialty crops eligible for CFAP payments include malting barley, canola, corn, upland cotton, millet, oats, soybeans, sorghum, sunflowers, durum wheat, […]

7
Aug
2020
Arkansas Rice Update 8-7-20
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe The 20th Arkansas Rice Update of 2020 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%208-7-20.pdf. It includes information on progress, drain timing, disease updates, and the Online Rice Field Day. 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).

7
Aug
2020
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update – August 7, 2020
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was again spotty over the past week ranging from none at a few locations to 2.67” in Lafayette. Irrigation continues for most fields with Jefferson and Arkansas 2 very close to reaching R6.Insects continue to build with Arkansas 1 reaching threshold corn earworms […]