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Arkansas Rice Update 4-18-14

April 18, 2014                              No. 2014-6 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress

Rain, rain, go away. I think we’re all getting a little tired of it these days. As sure as we complain about it now, we’ll be wishing for it again in a month. Never more than

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Arkansas Rice Update 4-4-14

April 4, 2014                                 No. 2014-4 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Rick Norman, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress

I’m guessing around 5% of rice is in the ground to date.  Most of it is isolated in places that have lucked into dry conditions.  A number of fields went in early this week ahead of

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Arkansas Rice Update 3-20-14

March 20, 2014                           No. 2014-2 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Bob Scott Wait for it, wait for it…

We’re so close to planting time that you can almost feel it.  A few jumped the gun in the past week and put some rice in the ground.  Soil temperatures are still cold (~49°F on Friday) and

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Wheat and metribuzin

Mississippi State has just published new wheat tolerance to metribuzin ratings. They can be found in the new Mississippi Wheat & Oat Variety Trials publication. [Click the link, or go to Go to www.msucares.com and look for Information Bulletin number 478, August 2013.]

Smartphone apps and web applications available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Recently, the apps that are currently available or are in development were unveiled at the Rice Expo in Stuttgart.  The following is an overview of each app and its function:

Corn Advisor – Created in collaboration with Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist and Extension Soil Scientist Leo Espinoza, this a 24/7, pocket

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Arkansas Rice Update 7-18-13

July 18, 2013                              No. 2013-17 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Finally, (almost) all rice in the state is beyond ½” internode elongation.  By the end of the week, nearly half of the rice acreage should be reaching 50% heading.  The majority should follow in the

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Arkansas rice update – June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013                             No. 2013-14 Dr. Jarrod T. Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Much of the crop (~60%) has reached 1/2” internode elongation.  There are still some extremely late planted fields that haven’t even made it to flood, but hot temperatures will get them there soon enough. 

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Resistant weed fact sheet now available online

A new fact sheet, “The Spread of HerbicideResistant Weeds: What Should Growers Know?” is now available online for download. To obtain FSA2171, visit: http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publications/PDF/FSA-2171.pdf.

Arkansas rice update – June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013                             No. 2013-13

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe

Crop Progress

We’re moving on up.  The rice is looking better and better from top to bottom in the state.  Warm temperatures and high humidity have most of the crop really moving in the right direction.  Some

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Residual herbicide injury: Another challenge to this year’s soybean crop

Almost as soon as soybeans started coming up I starting getting calls on herbicide injury.  At first, there were some standard calls on injury from Valor or Valor-containing products such as Envive and Fierce.   Then a few calls came in on the new BASF products Sharpen and Verdict.  It is important to mention before I go

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