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21
Jul
2017
2017 Rice College Registration Deadline is July 26
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

2017 Rice College To register visit: http://bit.ly/2szn660 Last day to register is July 26 – no on-site registration will be allowed the day of the event. Location:  University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Rice Research & Extension Center, 2900 Hwy. 130 E., Stuttgart, AR 72160 Date:  August 3, 2017 Time:  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Highlights: Crop […]

12
Jul
2017
Find those hidden enemies: Free nematode sampling offer for Arkansas soybean producers
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

By Katie Sullivan, Nematode Diagnostician The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, in partnership with the Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory, is offering a “no cost” opportunity for county agents, consultants, and growers to survey their Arkansas soybean fields this summer and fall for nematodes. The Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory is accepting soil samples for nematode assay from […]

29
Jun
2017
What to expect at the 2017 Arkansas Rice Expo – Aug. 4
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

By Mary Hightower, Director of Communications Services The 2017 Rice Expo is slated for August 4 at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, AR. So what can you expect from the Expo this year?  New tools for soil fertility, new technologies for weed control and live cooking demonstrations are on the agenda. “The seventh annual […]

23
Jun
2017
2017 Arkansas Rice College – Aug. 3, 2017
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in partnership with the Arkansas Crop Protection Association will be hosting the 2017 Rice College on August 3, 2017 at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart, AR starting at 8:00 a.m. and running through 1:00 p.m.  Crop consultants, industry personnel, and producers will see current […]

31
May
2017
Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series: Recorded presentations now available
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics The first two recordings of many more yet to come in the Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series are now available. U.S. Rice Supplies Expected to Tighten in 2017/18; U.S. Prices Projected Higher, May 25, 2017 Presenter: Nathan Childs, agricultural economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service.  This webinar focused on USDA’s […]

22
May
2017
Register now for the May 25 rice webinar
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, Department of Ag Economics and Agribusiness  On May 25 at 2 pm (CST), we will be hosting a webinar that may be of interest to rice producers and agribusiness industry personnel.  This webinar will focus on USDA’s projections for the 2017/18 U.S. and global rice markets. The main themes: A 10-percent […]

19
May
2017
Row Crop Scouting School Scheduled for June 1 in McGehee, AR
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist A pest scouting school focusing on insects and diseases in cotton, corn, soybean, rice and grain sorghum will be conducted at Hoot’s Barbecue in McGehee, AR on June 1, 2017. The program will start at 8:30 AM. Identification of insects and their damage will be covered, along with scouting techniques […]

05
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-5-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 5, 2017  No. 2017-07                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress If it wasn’t for bad luck I guess we’d have no luck at all.  Initial estimates of rice lost due to flooding in northern Arkansas now exceed 150,000 acres.  Additional “acres affected” pushes the […]

03
May
2017
Market price considerations for week of May 1 and the impact of the May 7th French presidential runoff
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas System Market price considerations for week of May 1 The French presidential runoff scheduled for May 7 continues to be one of the main events for the world financial and commodity markets. A win by popular vote leader Marie Le […]

02
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-2-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 2, 2017  No. 2017-06                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress This sucks.  I don’t believe in sugarcoating.  The rainfall predictors did a pretty good job this time around with rainfall amounts in northeast Arkansas totaling 6-8” just from Saturday night’s event alone.  It’s no […]