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Arkansas Rice Update 4-4-14

April 4, 2014                                 No. 2014-4 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Rick Norman, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress

I’m guessing around 5% of rice is in the ground to date.  Most of it is isolated in places that have lucked into dry conditions.  A number of fields went in early this week ahead of

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Arkansas Rice Update 9-20-13

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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Arkansas Rice Update 8-23-13

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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Arkansas Rice Update 8-3-13

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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Arkansas rice update – July 5, 2013

July 5, 2013                                No. 2013-15 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

A lot of rice acres have been or are currently receiving midseason nitrogen applications.  The DD50 numbers indicate ~80% of the crop has reached ½” internode elongation or beyond.

This week’s weather has seemed like a blessing with

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Arkansas Rice Update 4-19-13

April 19, 2013                               No. 2013-4

Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe

Planting Forecast

“The rain, boss.  The rain.”  It’s not exactly Fantasy Island these days.  I feel like a broken record, but it’s raining again.  And it’s going to rain again.  We reportedly received one to three inches across eastern Arkansas from yesterday’s rainfall. 

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Downloadable quick ID guide for panicle blight in rice

LITTLE ROCK  – Rice producers can now download a single-page quick identification guide to bacterial panicle blight in rice from www.Arkansascrops.com.

UP CLOSE –Sample image from panicle blight quick guide.

[Download it here: Panicle Blight PDF]

The guide, compiled the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Yeshi Wameshi, extension plant pathologist, and Lonoke County Extension

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