By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Coordinators
South Arkansas: The five fields planted in South Arkansas include Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Monroe Counties. Lee and Ashley are expected to be planted tomorrow (4/26). Should be able to get stand counts on Desha and Monroe this week. Rainfall amounts this past week totaled 1 inch and pre-emergence herbicides will soon run out. Mid-post herbicide applications are being discussed. Pre-plant fertilizer was applied according to soil test results.
North Arkansas: The six fields now planted in North Arkansas include Clay, Conway, Cross, Jackson, Lawrence, and Mississippi Counties. A pre-emergence herbicide was applied at planting and has been activated by timely rains in Clay, Conway, Cross, Jackson and Mississippi Counties. A pre-emergence herbicide was scheduled for application in Lawrence County. Pre-plant fertilizer has been applied according to soil test recommendations. Conway and Mississippi Counties had optimal soil levels of Phosphorus and Potassium thus did not require additional P and K.
See field-specific information here.