By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators
South Arkansas: The four fields now planted in South Arkansas include Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties. Jefferson and Lincoln County are furrow-irrigated fields. Pre-emergence herbicides for grass, broadleaves, aquatics, and sedges were applied and should be activated with today’s rainfall. Pre-plant fertilizer was applied according to soil test recommendations.
North Arkansas: The Cross County and Mississippi County fields were planted bringing the North Arkansas RRVP total as of April 9 to three. A pre-emergence herbicide was applied after planting in Mississippi County No pre-plant fertilizer was required. Cross County will apply a delayed pre-emergence herbicide. Pre-plant fertilizer was applied according to soil test recommendations.