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12
Nov
2014
Rice Research Verification Program Update – November 12, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

The following table is the final yield information for the Rice Research Verification Program. We would like to thank the County Agents and Cooperators for participating in this year’s program. A wet, cool spring resulted in a late planted crop. Delays in planting combined with irregular cool periods during key stages of plant development led […]

11
Nov
2014
Nov. 19 webinar will provide background and status of GMO labeling laws
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and whether food labels should note their presence in products, has become a center of a heated debate among consumers, the food industry and lawmakers. “This is a controversial topic that has big implications for the food system,” said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law […]

11
Nov
2014
November Supply / Demand Highlights
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

Link to slide set:  Nov 2014 USDA WASDE Summary: The USDA World Ag Outlook Board released its monthly Supply/Demand estimates yesterday, November 10. Corn: This months’ corn estimates contained the only surprises for traders.  Pre-report guesses leaned toward higher corn production.  However, the USDA reduced the national average corn yield by .8 bushels to 173.4 […]

05
Nov
2014
U of A specialists to present at 18th annual MidAmerica Farmer Grower conferences
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

On January 14-16, 2015, the Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA will be the center of ag production information and innovation. Featuring over 100 researchers and producers as guest speakers, the conferences are the coordinated effort of seven mid-south universities and sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, the US Rice Producers Association, the United Soybean Board and MidAmerica […]

31
Oct
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 10-31-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

October 31, 2014                       No. 2014-30 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, & Scott Stiles Harvest Summary The end is near or is it here?  Harvested acreage numbers on Monday were 95% so we’re right there.  Overall a difficult year that most are glad to see in the rearview mirror.  There’s not a lot of time […]

28
Oct
2014
Plan Early for Rice Disease Management
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Diseases are limiting factors for crop production.  No field is free of diseases.  It is hard to predict the weather conditions of the coming season.  The way we manage our rice fields plays a major role in our disease situations.  If weather conditions are favorable for disease and our field management is somehow inadequate, the […]

24
Oct
2014
Farm Bill workshops for crop producers
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

October 22, 2014  FSA, Division of Ag offer dozen-plus Farm Bill workshops for crop producers Fast Facts More than a dozen Farm Bill workshops planned across Arkansas Learn to use web-based decision tools Includes discussion of Yield Update, Base Reallocation, ARC, PLC, and SCO LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas crop producers will have more than a […]

23
Oct
2014
Crown sheath rot unusually severe on medium grain rice
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Rick Cartwright and Yeshi Wasmishe Gaeumannomyces graminis var. graminis (Sacc.) Arx and D.Oliver causes crown (black) sheath rot disease of rice. This disease is common in Arkansas rice fields (MP192_Arkansas Rice production Handbook) but usually does not cause severe damage. The disease has also been named “Arkansas foot rot” (LSU Diseases ID and Management […]

13
Oct
2014
2014 Preliminary Rice Yield Trial Data
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Preliminary data for the 2014 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials (ARPT) and Producer Rice Evaluation Program (PREP) are now available. ARPTs were located at the Rice Research & Extension Center near Stuttgart, AR; Pine Tree Research Station near Colt, AR; Northeast Research & Extension Center near Keiser, AR; Clay County near Corning, AR; and Desha County near […]

06
Oct
2014
Fall Residuals and Glyphosate-resistant Ryegrass
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Fall Herbicide Applications: Over the last several years fall herbicide applications have been increasing in use and popularity. Growers seem to like the idea of spraying a residual herbicide in the fall that will prevent any winter annual weed emergence, hopefully prior to planting. Two problems exist with this system. One, by preventing any winter […]