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02
May
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update – May 2, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: Farmers ran long and hard last week prior to Friday’s heavy rain.  Eight out of nine fields have been planted in South Arkansas. Rainfall amounts since Friday totaled 5.1 inches in Jefferson County to 1.5 to 2.8 inches in Chicot County. The […]

30
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-30-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 30, 2016  No. 2016-07                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Outlook / Progress In 4 weeks’ time the state has gone from 3% to 75% planted.  It’s been an amazing run, though the northern half of the state continues to have better luck with the […]

27
Apr
2016
Rice Research Verification Program update for April 25, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

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 […]

23
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-23-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 23, 2016  No. 2016-06                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Outlook / Progress Survey says we were at 55% planted on Monday.  Probably a little further along than that, say 60%.  The northern half of the state is ~75%, the southern half 35%. Most of […]

21
Apr
2016
Rice Research Verification Program – April 21, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  The five fields now planted in South Arkansas include Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Monroe Counties.  Pre-emergence herbicides were applied to all five fields and recent rainfall has provided good activation.  The Jefferson County field has been flushed once.  Pre-plant fertilizer has […]

15
Apr
2016
Rice Farming for Profit in 2016
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

After a 2015 season that left many Arkansas rice producers feeling kicked in the gut, 2016 doesn’t look to offer much relief. Rice looks to be the best smelling pig in the pen in terms of penciling out profitability, but margins are tight there as well.  This year we’ll need to make every penny count. […]

15
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-15-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 15, 2016  No. 2016-05                www.uaex.edu/rice  Crop Outlook / Progress Monday’s progress report showed that the state had soared from 11% planted on April 4 to 33% planted on April 11.  With rainfall not as prevalent as predicted across the northeast this […]

12
Apr
2016
Rice Research Verification Program Update for April 11, 2016
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: The four fields now planted in South Arkansas include Arkansas, Desha, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties.  Jefferson and Lincoln County are furrow-irrigated fields. Pre-emergence herbicides for grass, broadleaves, aquatics, and sedges were applied and should be activated with today’s rainfall. Pre-plant fertilizer was […]

06
Apr
2016
Rice Research Verification Program update – April 1, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  The Jefferson County row-water field was the only field planted in South Arkansas. Pre-emergence herbicides were applied after planting yet prior to the rain.  Herbicide activation should be achieved if not lost with the measured 5.5” rain.           North […]

01
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-1-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 1, 2016  No. 2016-04                www.uaex.edu/rice  Crop Outlook / Progress The state now has over 10% of the rice acreage in the ground – a lot of which is under water after the week’s rainfall events.  Percent of rice planted by March […]