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26
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-26-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz May 26, 2017  No. 2017-10                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The end is near – of most planting anyway.  Though I believe some have felt that way throughout the entire month of May.  One field is still submerged from flooding […]

08
Apr
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 4-8-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Bob Scott April 8, 2017  No. 2017-03                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Through today Arkansas has around 30% of rice acres planted throughout the state.  The warm, windy conditions are drying out many locations that have been unable to make progress until […]

20
Mar
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for March 13-17, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A modest 1 cent gain over the weekend led the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market into a week of trading that saw price remain steady to slightly lower.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.91, a decline of 28 cents from the prior week opening price.  […]

28
Feb
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 2-28-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Feb. 28, 2017  No. 2017-01                www.uaex.edu/rice How Much Rice for 2017? My current prediction is 1.2 million acres of rice in Arkansas for 2017.  That’s probably more of a ceiling than a middle of the road prediction.  We’ll hit […]

30
Jan
2017
Confusion Over Dicamba Regulations
Author: Bob Scott, Professor & Extension Weed Scientist

By Bob Scott, Extension Weed Scientist There has been some confusion over the regulations on dicamba that were put in place this year for the state of Arkansas.  I want to note, that while Division of Agriculture Weed Scientists are asked to provide data and input on many herbicide related issues, ultimately this was a decision […]

20
Oct
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 10-20-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Oct. 20, 2016  No. 2016-28                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Unfortunately only negative yield reports continued to flow in over the past month.  The take home message is hybrids were 0-20 bu/acre below expectation and similar to 2015, while varieties were […]

24
Sep
2016
Harvest Aids & Downed Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Harvest aids are tools to help us harvest rice faster and more efficiently. Any tool can be misused. My favorite example is a hammer: it’s great when it hits the nail, not so great when it hits your thumb. Same with harvest aids. Sodium chlorate does an excellent job of desiccating rice foliage for ease […]

26
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-26-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles August 26, 2016  No. 2016-24                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress It’s a story of the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ in Arkansas rice at the moment.  You’re either fortunate enough to escape flooding damaging your rice crop, or you’re not.  You’re […]

05
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-5-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe August 5, 2016  No. 2016-21                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Draining of fields has begun to increase dramatically throughout the state.  That can only mean one thing – harvest will follow soon behind.  The first commercial production […]

29
Jul
2016
Dicamba Effects on Soybean Seed and Off-spring
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Two weeks ago, I wrote an article on the effects of dicamba drift on soybean and potential yield reduction (click here for article).  Basically to sum it up for yield loss, the most sensitive stages where yield loss can result from off-target movement of dicamba ranges from late vegetative […]