Arkansas Rice: Flood Time Is Near, Keep Watch for Rice Weevils

🕔May 21, 2018Crop Progress Scattered rainfall across the state this week certainly has things looking up.  Not for everyone though as rain totals ranged from only a few tenths to a few […]

Arkansas Rice: Time to Flood? Weather Causing Shifting Management Strategies

🕔May 11, 2018Crop Progress Flush’em if you got’em.  It’s hot, and it’s dry.  The current conditions of highs in the upper 80s to low 90s look to continue until some rain chances […]

Arkansas Rice: Planting Finally Makes Good Progress, Emergence Is Another Story

🕔May 7, 2018Crop Progress “Get busy flushing, or get busy dying…” So maybe that’s not the exact line from Shawshank Redemption, but it would have been if they were growing rice right […]

Arkansas: Horseweed Causing Problems – What Can You Do?

🕔Apr 27, 2018Horseweed (marestail) has always been an issue at spring burndown prior to planting, and with the fluctuation of temperatures we have recently experienced in Arkansas, it is understandable why we […]

Arkansas Cotton: When Should You Plant?

🕔Apr 24, 2018Situation This time last year a good number of cotton acres had been planted.  There have been reports of a few producers planting cotton. Conditions have not gotten to where they […]

Arkansas Corn: Need to Replant? Killing Existing Stands.

🕔Apr 17, 2018Judging by the number of calls I have received this morning, it looks like we will be re-planting some of the March and early April planted corn.  The best plan […]

Arkansas Rice: Northeast Planting Steams Ahead, Elsewhere Sputtering Along

🕔Apr 16, 2018Crop Progress What a long strange trip it is once again.  When we get to a normal year, someone let me know – I’d like to see that.  Last week’s […]

Arkansas Corn: What Impact Will Freeze Have on This Year’s Crop?

🕔Apr 12, 2018On the morning of April 8 many across the state experienced a frost or freeze with temperatures ranging from just above freezing to as low as 25 degrees F in […]

Arkansas Rice: Planting Feels Slow but Still on Pace; Cold Temps Shouldn’t Be a Problem

🕔Apr 6, 2018Crop Progress Another week, a little more planting progress.  So, Fig. 1 is a cleaned up version from last week that better shows where we are relative to previous years.  […]

Arkansas Rice: Time It Right – Be Ahead of Diseases Before Planting

🕔Mar 21, 2018Following adequate cultural practices is an important disease management strategy along with planting resistant cultivars. In addition, seed treatment fungicides are cheaper and easier than spray fungicides. Balancing N, P, […]

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