By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators
South Arkansas: More rain has fallen today with chances in the forecast for early next week hindering the harvest. Prairie, Lincoln and Lafayette Counties should be harvested sometime next week weather permitting. Arkansas County reached threshold levels for stink bugs and sprayed this past week. Six out of nine fields have been sprayed for stink bugs so far. Disease pressure remains low not reaching threshold levels.
North Arkansas: We stopped pumping on six of eight fields this week and expect to drain them next week. Disease and insect pressure has remained very light in all fields. Panicles in general are a very good length and have filled out well.