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17
Apr
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 4-17-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

April 17, 2015                              No. 2015-8 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Planting Progress Hurry up and wait.  There was very little, if any, progress anywhere in the state this week.  The USDA progress report showed Arkansas at 21% planted – I’d say probably 45% of acres south of I-40 are planted and 5-7% of acres north of I-40 […]

15
Apr
2015
Bacterial panicle blight of rice in Arkansas
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

About the Disease Bacterial panicle blight (BPB) is an important disease in Arkansas rice that has caused huge losses over the years, including 1995, 2010 and 2011. The cause was identified about 1996 by LSU scientists, but the problem has likely been around for a long time in the United States, often called something else. […]

13
Apr
2015
Arkansas 2015 Planting Progress
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

Summary: Today’s weekly Crop Progress and Condition report from the Arkansas NASS field office continues to reveal the slower-than-average 2015 planting pace. Excess precipitation, mainly in the northeastern counties of the state, is slowing overall planting progress. Corn planting is 51% complete as of April 12, compared to a five-year average pace of 58%. Rice […]

13
Apr
2015
Rice Research Verification Program Update for April 10, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

South Arkansas: Farmers ran long and hard until Thursday night’s rain. Rainfall amounts range from one-half inch in Lee County to over 1 inch in Jefferson County and from 2 to 4 inches in Desha and Chicot County. Five out of nine verification fields have been planted. Several more fields are ready for planting as […]

10
Apr
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 4-10-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

April 10, 2015                              No. 2015-7 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Planting Progress On Monday the USDA planting progress report showed Arkansas at 6% planted.  This represents a contrast between the northern and southern halves of the state.  Prior to the report, an estimate may have been that 20% of rice is planted south of I-40 and <5% […]

06
Apr
2015
Managing seed rots and seedling diseases of rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Seed Rots Seed rotting microbes can be associated with seeds from storage, fields from the previous season, or soil and water through secondary infection. Rotting seeds become mushy and may be surrounded by gooey substances or white moldy growth due to microbial activities (Figure 1). Certain environmental conditions such as puddled spots also favor seed […]

01
Apr
2015
AV-1011 Bird Repellent for Rice Receives Section 18 Emergency Exemption
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

AV-1011 Bird Repellent for rice seed has received a Section 18 emergency exemption for use in Arkansas until June 15, 2015.  This product has shown to be effective at preventing bird depredation of rice seed. Rice seed treated with AV-1011 is approved for use in drill, water, and broadcast systems.  The use-rate for AV-1011 is […]

01
Apr
2015
Last Minute Burndowns and PRE Herbicides
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Judging by the phone calls lately, growers in Arkansas have been able to farm the last 2-3 days at least in a few select areas.  April is here and the feeling of urgency is in the air.  Many growers are scrambling to make final burndown applications and plant something.  Most of the questions I get […]

31
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-31-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 31, 2015                           No. 2015-6 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Planting Progress The weather out there hasn’t exactly made an optimist out of anyone.  The northeastern corner of the state caught rain and snow(!?) on Friday.  South of Jonesboro, things started rolling on Saturday (3/28) with the first confirmed rice planting of the season, and things have […]

31
Mar
2015
Trends in net returns for Arkansas field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Decreased commodity prices led to decreased 2014 net returns for all Arkansas field crops. Excellent yields in 2014 supported net returns from the effects of lower crop prices. Historical yield records were realized for cotton, corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat. Grain sorghum had the second highest yield on record. Net returns to land and management […]