USDA Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

🕔Jun 25, 2019Ninety-six percent of the corn that farmers intend to plant this year — on those acres that were still farmable following relentless rains and flooding this spring — was planted […]

Arkansas Rice: Maximizing Fungicide Applications

🕔Jun 25, 2019Disease occurs when a virulent pathogen, a susceptible host and favorable environment are in perfect alignment.  In the absence of one of the three factors, the chance for disease to occur […]

Arkansas Rice: Sedge-pocalypse – Identification and Management

🕔Jun 24, 2019Sedges have exploded across Arkansas in 2019 throughout different cropping systems. Additionally, a variety of unique sedge species have made themselves known this year, and others have popped up in […]

Arkansas Rice: Sheath Blight and Potassium Deficiencies

🕔Jun 24, 2019Scouting and Treating for Sheath Blight in Rice As various fields pass midseason it’s time to scout closely for disease. Conditions seem to be nearly ideal for sheath blight development. […]

Arkansas Rice: Making Midseason Fertilizer Decisions – What, When, How

🕔Jun 24, 2019Unfortunately, many decisions were made last week with the idea that there would be a lot of rain this week. Not so much. This has resulted in missing activation of […]

Rice Outlook: U.S. Production Forecast Lowered 9%

🕔Jun 21, 2019There were several revisions this month to the 2019/20 U.S. rice balance sheet. On the supply side, the production forecast was lowered 9 percent to 198.1 million cwt because of […]

Arkansas: Keep an Eye Open for These Insect Pests

🕔Jun 21, 2019Soybean A few people have called this past week about finding 4 or 5 small corn earworms per 25 sweeps in blooming soybeans. In this situation the corn earworm virus […]

Climate Change Affecting Crop Yields Globally, Research says

🕔Jun 21, 2019The world’s top 10 crops —  barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane, and wheat — supply a combined 83 percent of all calories produced on cropland. […]

Mississippi: Continued Flooding Keeps Farmland Out of Production

🕔Jun 21, 2019Although numbers on paper look about right for Mississippi row crops, the reality is actually quite grim in places. Flooding in areas along the Mississippi River and its tributaries is […]

Texas: Rice Field Day, Beaumont, July 11

🕔Jun 21, 2019“Texas Rice – Embracing Innovation,” is the theme for the 72nd annual Texas Rice Field Day to be held July 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, […]

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