The University of Arkansas has recently released a new long-grain rice variety named ‘LaKast’.
This new variety has been evaluated in yield, agronomic, and fertility trials over the past several years prior to release. In the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials, LaKast had grain yields of 190, 210, and 197 bu/A in 2011, 2012, and 2013,
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AV-1011 Bird Repellent for rice seed has received a Section 18 emergency exemption for use in Arkansas until June 1, 2014. 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
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We have been receiving many questions in recent weeks about medium-grain rice varieties.
At this point, finding seed of any medium-grain variety is probably fairly difficult. Before that seed hits the ground this spring though, there are a few things to consider about the two main varieties out there while you still have time.
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I hear some saying that the crop season in 2014 will be a “normal” one following such a severe winter. Although I did not like the winter, my wish is that the cold temperature has effectively suppressed rice pathogens. However, since we cannot be sure of this and the source of inoculum for all diseases
Continue reading Plan ahead to make profitable decisions about rice disease management
The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN. More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture. A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will
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The USDA kicked off its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum today. The program this morning included the “Outlook for U.S. Agriculture in 2014″ Below is a summary of projections for U.S. planted acreage and average producer prices for the 2014/15 crop year.
Corn: 92 million acres, down from 95.4 million in 2013. Season average price: $3.90/bu
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The attached file includes the 2014 crop year projected prices approved for the Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, and Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion policies available in Arkansas.
The projected prices are covered by the February 28 sales closing date, unless otherwise indicated, and are applicable for the crops, types, practices, and states indicated.
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The soil fertility workshop that was scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart has been cancelled due to the ominous winter weather forecast with plans to reschedule it for later in the year. Please watch Arkansas Crops for a post indicating the new date and registration information.
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It seems strange to talk about burndown as most of the state is under a winter weather advisory today. Needless to say, control of winter annuals is going to be best when daytime high temperatures rise to the 50°F range. Herbicide rate can compensate for cooler temperatures to some extent, but once temperatures drop below
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Registration for the 2014 Soil Fertility Workshops is now available. The first workshop will be held February 10, 2014 at ASU’s Cooper Alumni Center, Jonesboro. The second workshop will be held February 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart.
Some of this year’s topics will include:
How to build and maintain soil
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