Arkansas Corn: Southern Rust Makes 1st Appearance of 2020 Jul 15, 2020

🕔Jul 15, 2020
Southern rust was detected last week (July 6) in Arkansas, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties.  Disease incidence and severity was low (one leaf on two plants with 30-40 pustules/leaf; Fig. 2) […]

Arkansas Peanuts: Field Performance Results from Mississippi County Feb 19, 2020

🕔Feb 19, 2020
To assess field performance of multiple peanut cultivars in one of the major peanut growing counties in Arkansas, Mississippi County, an on-farm field trial was established. The cultivars (Table 1) […]

Arkansas Peanuts: Crop Dodges Bullet After Soggy Fall, Late-Season Freeze Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
Arkansas peanut growers faced harsh weather challenges in 2019, including weeks when the rain never seemed to end and a late-season deep freeze. In early November, a mass of arctic […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Variety Performance with Root-Knot Nematodes Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
The southern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) is the most important yield-limiting plant-pathogenic nematode that affects soybean production in the mid-South.  It is found in nearly all soybean producing counties in Arkansas […]

Illinois Corn: Southern Rust – All You Need to Know Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
Southern rust is caused by the obligate fungal pathogen Puccinia polysora. Puccinia polysora produces fuzzy, raised structures called pustules on leaves and stalks of corn. Pustules contain thousands of small […]

Arkansas Peanuts: Freezing Temps Threaten Last Leg of Harvest Nov 7, 2019

🕔Nov 7, 2019
When you’ve got a dry day in a harvest season like this, you go for it. It was this common sense that kept Andy Vangilder, extension peanut agronomist for the […]

Arkansas Peanuts: Vangilder Prepping Growers, Extension Agents Oct 7, 2019

🕔Oct 7, 2019
A successful Arkansas economy relies on two essential elements: agriculture and farmers. Unfortunately, fewer young people are choosing to farm, leaving a widening knowledge disparity for those watching over crops. […]

Missouri Corn: Southern Rust Confirmed In Upper Midsouth Jul 22, 2019

🕔Jul 22, 2019
Southern rust has been detected in southeast Missouri. University of Missouri State Extension Plant Pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette indicated that southern rust was first confirmed last week in Pemiscot County in […]

Arkansas Corn: Southern Rust – Time to Scout Jul 12, 2019

🕔Jul 12, 2019
Southern 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 Cotton, Soybeans Up for Recount Following Acreage Report Jun 28, 2019

🕔Jun 28, 2019
The strangeness of Arkansas’ rain-soaked planting season sloshed over into Friday’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Acreage report, with the agency saying it would be collecting additional information on the state’s […]

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