Arkansas Rice: Harvest Remains Positive; False Smut Concerns

🕔Sep 13, 2019Yield conversations remain more positive than negative. Always a good sign the deeper we move into harvest. The weather continues to hold and it appears the latest disturbance in the […]

Arkansas Rice: Sooty Mold Not the Same as Kernel Smut

🕔Aug 29, 2019When harvest is delayed due to rain or other circumstances, one of the common phenomenon in fields that received higher rates of nitrogen fertilization is invasion by sooty mold. Lodged […]

Arkansas Rice: Managing Stink Bugs in Late Fields, Weeds on Prevented Plant Ground

🕔Aug 23, 2019Application Timing for Rice Stink Bug in Late Rice Over the past week we have gotten multiple calls about some growers not wanting to spray for rice stink bug in […]

Arkansas Rice: Early Yields Mixed; Don’t Drain Too Early

🕔Aug 23, 2019Harvest Progress Initial yield reports have been mixed. The general idea is that yields are down some from last year, which was expected considering that exceptional crop. Some lower yields […]

Arkansas: Major Bollworm Flight Moving Through; Stink Bugs in Rice

🕔Aug 9, 2019Cotton In south Arkansas this past week there has been a huge flight of bollworm moths and these numbers are not being reflected in our moth traps.  We think this […]

Arkansas Corn: When Can Irrigation Be Terminated?

🕔Jul 24, 2019As we get to late July, many Arkansas corn growers are making decisions about irrigation termination.  Corn that was planted in March in south Arkansas is nearing black layer or […]

Arkansas Rice: Sheath Blight Concern After Days of Heavy Rain

🕔Jul 19, 2019High 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. […]

Arkansas Corn: Southern Rust – Time to Scout

🕔Jul 12, 2019Southern rust was detected earlier this week (July 9) in Woodruff Co. near Augusta.  Disease incidence and severity was low (one leaf on two plants with 30-40 pustules/leaf) on corn […]

Arkansas: 2019 Rice College Scheduled, Stuttgart, Aug. 1

🕔Jul 12, 2019The University of Arkansas will be hosting the 2019 Rice College on Thursday, August 1st, from 8am-1pm. The event will be held at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Rice […]

Arkansas Insects: Moth Numbers Spiking, Plant Bugs Moving into Cotton

🕔Jul 9, 2019Soybean This past week much of the state saw a sharp increase in moth catches. This is right on time with our usual July 4th bollworm flight.  Most years these moths […]

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