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9
May
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 5-9-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 9, 2014                                 No. 2014-9 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Planting Progress Most people should be smiling right now – from the top of the state to the bottom.  This past week was probably the best one we’ve had so far this year in terms of conditions to get ground worked and crops planted.  […]

27
Mar
2014
Blackbirds Attacking Newly Planted Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

We’re starting to receive reports that in certain areas blackbirds are falling into rice fields right behind the drill.  In some cases (Picture 1) the number of blackbirds hitting fields is extremely high. Picture 1. Blackbirds entering a rice field to feed on freshly planted rice seed. This spring, a new seed treatment product known […]

9
Mar
2014
AV-1011 Bird Repellent Receives Section 18 Emergency Exemption for Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

AV-1011 Bird Repellent for rice seed has received a Section 18 emergency exemption for use in Arkansas until June 1, 2014.  This product has shown to be effective at preventing bird depredation of rice seed. Rice seed treated with AV-1011 is approved for use in drill, water, and broadcast systems.  The use-rate for AV-1011 is […]

17
May
2013
Section 18 emergency exemption approved for AV-1011 bird repellent
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

AV-1011 Bird Repellent for rice seed has received a Section 18 emergency exemption for use in Arkansas until June 15, 2013.  This product has shown to be effective at preventing bird depredation of rice seed. Rice seed treated with AV-1011 is approved for use in drill, water, and broadcast systems.  The use-rate for AV-1011 seed treatment is 18.3 […]

22
Feb
2013
24c Label Approved for Avipel Bird Repellent use in Arkansas Corn
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Today we received word from the Arkansas Plant Board that our request for a 24c label for use of Avipel in Arkansas corn has been approved. Avipel is a seed treatment bird repellent that reduces blackbird or other bird feeding on newly planted or emerging corn.   My counterparts in Mississippi and Louisiana say that it has been […]