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8
Jul
2020
Southwestern Corn Borer Alert
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Southwestern corn borer pheromone trap catches have jumped up this week in Woodruff county. Several traps hit above 200 moths per trap per week. We generally recommend treating conventional corn when numbers hit 100 or more per trap this time of year. This only applies to non-Bt corn hybrids. […]

6
Jul
2020
Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Catches –July 1, 2020
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.Catches remain low across most of the state. We are seeing an increase in Woodruff county, but numbers are still well below what we should be worried about at this time. “This work is supported by […]

6
Jul
2020
Arkansas Cotton Research Verification Weekly Update – July 3, 2020
Author: Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification/Sustainability Program Coordinator There are 12 Cotton Research Verification / Sustainability Program fields in 2020. This year there is a wide variety of growth stages across the state as some areas hadtrouble finding a dry window long enough to get field operations done and planters into the field.Growth stages of […]

6
Jul
2020
Arkansas Rice Research Verification Program Update – July 3, 2020
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator All fields are now in the reproductive stage. Continual rains have reduced pumping in most fields and blown rice levees in Lee County. All fields are showing adequate nitrogen levels using GreenSeeker.  Disease levels are below threshold in all fields.                 

6
Jul
2020
Arkansas Corn Market Report for June 29 – July 3, 2020 and June Monthly Summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jason Kelley, Professor and Extension Agronomist – Wheat and Feed Grains The Arkansas No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market gained 8 cents over the past weekend and continued higher daily for most of the trading week that was shortened for the July 4 holiday (Figure 1).  Price opened on […]

6
Jul
2020
Arkansas Soybean Market Report for June 29 – July 3, 2020 and June Monthly Summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jeremy Ross, Professor and Extension Agronomist – Soybeans Old crop soybean price rose over the past weekend and continued climbing higher each day of the short trading week prior to the July 4 holiday (Figure 1).  The Arkansas 2019 Crop Soybean Cash Market opened on Monday at $8.71, under […]

6
Jul
2020
Arkansas Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update July 2, 2020
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields received rainfall this past week ranging from .1” at both Lawrence and Randolph to 1.65” at Drew. Excellent growth was seen in most fields. Initial irrigation continues on early planted fields. Still have one field to be planted. Refer to PDF below […]

2
Jul
2020
Arkansas Rice Update 7-2-20
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, Dr. Tommy Butts, & Scott Stiles The 16th Arkansas Rice Update of 2020 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%207-2-20.pdf. It includes information on conditions, rice herbicide cut-off timings, rice disease update, approved tank-mixtures with Loyant, and rice markets. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the […]

1
Jul
2020
Bollworm Trap Catches – June 26, 2020
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Bollworm pheromone trap catches by county are reported in the PDF below. “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.”

1
Jul
2020
Rice Disease Alert: Leaf Blast Has Started; Sheath Blight Is Bouncing
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wasmishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Blast:  We received our first report of leaf blast on June 30 in 2020 from Randolph County on a medium grain rice, Titan. Although minimal, blast has been detected this season on medium grain rice—Jupiter, Titan, CLM04 in Louisiana. If you have not started scouting fields planted with susceptible […]