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15
Jul
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 7-15-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles July 15, 2017  No. 2017-17                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Some like it hot – for those that do, your time has arrived.  Consistent temperatures in the 90s and bright conditions have the crop looking better every day.  We now have […]

23
Jun
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 6-23-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles June 23, 2017  No. 2017-14                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.”  There are hotter topics in “other” crops this week than what’s going on with rice, but we’ll stay on topic here.  […]

09
Jun
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 6-9-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles June 9, 2017  No. 2017-12                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress And just like that, we might make a crop after all.  It’s amazing what a little warm weather and sunshine will do for a rice crop and a farmer’s disposition.  A […]

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 […]