Arkansas Cotton: Spider Mite Control Options

🕔Aug 1, 2018We’re seeing quite a few fields with spider mites. Some at pretty high levels. Many fields have been treated for plant bugs and/or bollworms several times, so beneficial insect populations […]

Arkansas Rice: Improved Weather Hopeful for Grain Fill; Isolated Hail Damage

🕔Jul 30, 2018Crop Progress “Pretty good.  Not bad.  I can’t complain.  But actually, everything is just about the same.”  We’re holding steady as another week goes by and rice rolls along.  Scattered […]

Arkansas Rice: Bacterial Panicle Blight – 7 Common Questions

🕔Jul 27, 20181. Can I scout for bacterial panicle blight? No. But monitoring your field for bacterial panicle blight would help you know if it prevailed and thus be helpful in determining seed […]

Arkansas Peanuts: Hot Conditions Favor Southern Blight

🕔Jul 25, 2018Currently, the 2018 Arkansas peanut crop is looking good to excellent. The majority of the peanut fields range in maturity from full pod to beginning seed (Fig. 1). Blooming has […]

Arkansas: Grain Storage – Preventing Pests in On-Farm Facilities

🕔Jul 25, 2018Corn harvest is just around the corner and some growers will be storing their grain on farm in bins for an extended period of time. According to the pest control […]

Arkansas Rice: Crop 50% Heading; Conditions Ripe for Disease Development

🕔Jul 24, 2018Crop Progress “It never rains in Southern California.”  That song came on just as we were getting some of the first measurable rainfall in weeks.  Just wait a while and […]

Arkansas Corn: Irrigation Termination – How Do I Tell When?

🕔Jul 20, 2018Many Arkansas corn growers are anxious to get to irrigation termination as it has been a long hot and dry summer for many. This year in particular many producers who […]

Arkansas Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs – Insecticide Rainfastness

🕔Jul 19, 2018Tarnished plant bug numbers are picking up in cotton and with pop-up rainfall we experience this time of year, we are getting calls on how long an insecticide needs to […]

Arkansas Rice: 8 Q&A on Kernel Smut, False Smut

🕔Jul 18, 2018Hybrid Rice 1. I have my fields planted with hybrid rice this year. They were all planted early in the last week of April. Do I need any fungicide application […]

Arkansas Corn: Southern Rust Detected, Start Scouting

🕔Jul 18, 2018Southern rust was detected last week (July 13) in Conway Co. near Plumerville and in Jackson Co. near Newport.  In both cases the incidence was low (one or two plants) […]

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