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14
May
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 5-14-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Bob Scott May 14, 2016  No. 2016-09                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Outlook / Progress So much rice…  I’ve been projecting 1.6 million acres of rice for the state but it’s probably safe to go ahead and start saying at […]

11
May
2016
Rice Research Verification Program update for May 9, 2016
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinators South Arkansas: Eight out of the nine RRVP fields in the south are planted and those emerged have excellent stand counts. More rain this past week was the topic of discussion with amounts ranging from 3.75’ in Lee and Monroe Counties to 2.75 in Desha […]

08
May
2016
When Rice is Ready to Flood, but Field and Levees Aren’t
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The heavy rains that hit the state a week ago have left many well prepared fields in rough shape. Washed out levee gates and blown levees are all too common. For many of these fields there’s plenty of time to get things patched up. But for some out there, the rice is reaching time to […]

06
May
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 5-6-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Gus Lorenz May 6, 2016  No. 2016-08                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Outlook / Progress The windows of progress have been short and sporadic this spring but largely in our favor.  Plant, spray, rain, repeat.  We’ve been fortunate to get nearly 90% of […]

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 […]

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. […]

14
Apr
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program update for April 14, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator As of now there are 12 SRVP fields planned in 2016. To date, 5 have been planted. Rainfall this week has ranged from .7” in Desha to 3.3” in Chicot. Please see linked table for field-specific information (pdf).  

29
Mar
2016
Profitable grain sorghum in 2016
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist, and Gus Lorenz, Nick Seiter, and Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologists Arkansas grain sorghum acreage increased dramatically in 2015 with 440,000 acres harvested, compared to only about 40,000 acres in 2010.  Increased interest in grain sorghum was partially driven by very positive basis levels at local grain […]