By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators
South Arkansas: The five fields now planted in South Arkansas include Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Monroe Counties. Pre-emergence herbicides were applied to all five fields and recent rainfall has provided good activation. The Jefferson County field has been flushed once. Pre-plant fertilizer has been applied according to soil test recommendations.
North Arkansas: The six fields now planted in North Arkansas include Jackson, Cross, Mississippi, Conway, Clay and Lawrence Counties. A pre-emergence herbicide was applied after planting in Jackson, Mississippi, and Conway Counties and a delayed-pre was applied or scheduled for the others. Pre-plant fertilizer has been applied according to soil test recommendations.
Please see linked pdf for field-specific information.