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
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September 20, 2013 No. 2013-26 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
This will be the final weekly rice update of the year. Additional updates may be published if the need arises.
Rainfall across the state today will mark the first slowdown of rice harvest this year. The stage of harvest is variable
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September 12, 2013 No. 2013-25 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
Many growers are continuing to make quick work of harvest these days. The majority of yield numbers coming in are 180+ bu/acre with most numbers in the 200+ range. Difficult to be unhappy with those kinds of yields.
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September 6, 2013 No. 2013-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
Seeing trucks stacking up at the mill is an easy giveaway that harvest is picking up steam. It’s becoming common that I hear people with high test weights (45-47 lbs/bu). Trucks get heavy really fast with test weights
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August 30, 2013 No. 2013-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
Harvest is starting to get going in the central part of the state. For the most part it’s isolated to early-planted fields. Yield reports continue to be very positive – almost all have been over 200 bu/acre dry.
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Yesterday (8/23/13), I received reports of neck blast (Picture 1) in western Greene County, AR. We visited two fields of CL151 and a field of Francis where all were confirmed to have the disease. The Francis field and one of the fields of CL151 were at grain fill; and the other field of CL151 was
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August 23, 2013 No. 2013-22 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
Let it drain, let it drain. Field draining seems to be picking up speed these days. Not only that, but the first fields began to be harvested early in the week. Limited yield comments so far, but what
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August 16, 2013 No. 2013-21 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
We’re definitely not having a heat wave. It’s tough to make crop progress when it’s so cool at night you can turn the A/C off.
So what does the cool weather mean for the rice crop? Direct impact
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August 9, 2013 No. 2013-20 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
Not much has changed in the past week, except for more rainfall across the northern half of the state. The comment has been thrown out there more than once that people have never been so happy to miss
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August 3, 2013 No. 2013-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress
While there have been a few reports of fields just going to flood in the last couple of weeks, the state is about 40% headed to date. DD50 numbers indicate that nearly 80% of fields should be at
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