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August 1st – 2013 Rice Consultant and In-Service Training

The 2013 University of Arkansas Rice Consultant and In-Service Training will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center (RREC) near Stuttgart, AR.  The RREC is located approximately 7 miles east of Stuttgart on Hwy. 130.

This training is open to the

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Join us in Stuttgart on August 2 for the 2013 Arkansas Rice Expo

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August 2nd promises to be an action-packed day filled with activities and information for the entire family at the 2013 Arkansas Rice Expo at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart.  The expo will kick off at 8:00 a.m. with registration and exhibits.  Field tours by U of A Division of Agriculture specialists begin at 8:30

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Weather and akiochi disease of rice – Is there a link?

Akiochi disease of rice, also known as ‘hydrogen sulfide toxicity’, causes black crown and root rot in rice.  In 2012, under hot and dry conditions, the disease was seen in several rice fields across the state of Arkansas.  In the assessment of former Extension rice pathologist Dr. Rick Cartwright, incidence of this

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Plan ahead to minimize rice seedling diseases

Strong seedling vigor is an important quality that helps the seedling withstand early adverse conditions and increase the likelihood that the field will do well the rest of the season.  All varieties do not emerge equally well on our different soil types. If you know the history of your rice fields, you can better match

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Considerations for making 2013 rice seed selections

In the next week, it will be time for growers to begin booking seed for 2013.  Given the high amount of variability in the 2012 rice growing season, some producers are very interested in getting some additional information prior to making their seed purchases.

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While we do not yet have the results of this

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Rice Update for the week of July 3, 2012

The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.

Weather:  We still need rain!  The trees are turning brown on ridges across Northwest Arkansas.

ARKANSAS

Dr. Bob Scott, Professor and Weed Scientist, Cooperative

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Rice Update for the week of June 27, 2012

The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.

Weather:  To heck with the forecast, we need a rain!

ARKANSAS

Dr. Chuck Wilson, Director of the Rice Research and Extension Center and Rice

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Rice Update for the week of June 13, 2012

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The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.

Weather:  Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s the next 10 days; lows in the 60s to low 70s.  Chances of rain vary

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Rice Update for the week of June 4, 2012

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The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.

Weather:  Summer weather to continue with highs in the 80s to low 90s, scattered rainfall chances with some thought that next week will have

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Rice update for the week of May 21, 2012

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The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.  

Weather:  Hot and dry for the next few days, with highs in the mid to upper 90s forecast

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