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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 9-12-13

September 12, 2013                    No. 2013-25 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Many growers are continuing to make quick work of harvest these days.  The majority of yield numbers coming in are 180+ bu/acre with most numbers in the 200+ range.  Difficult to be unhappy with those kinds of yields. 

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Arkansas Rice Update 8-30-13

August 30, 2013                          No. 2013-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Harvest is starting to get going in the central part of the state.  For the most part it’s isolated to early-planted fields.  Yield reports continue to be very positive – almost all have been over 200 bu/acre dry. 

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Blast Alert in NE Arkansas

Yesterday (8/23/13), I received reports of neck blast (Picture 1) in western Greene County, AR. We visited two fields of CL151 and a field of Francis where all were confirmed to have the disease. The Francis field and one of the fields of CL151 were at grain fill; and the other field of CL151 was

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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 7-26-13

July 26, 2013                              No. 2013-18 Dr. Jarrod T. Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Heading is getting into full swing.  By the DD50 numbers we’ve been a little behind where we should be.  I blame this on the cool spell we experienced in mid-May that put the brakes on emerged rice. 

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Arkansas Rice Update 7-18-13

July 18, 2013                              No. 2013-17 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Finally, (almost) all rice in the state is beyond ½” internode elongation.  By the end of the week, nearly half of the rice acreage should be reaching 50% heading.  The majority should follow in the

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Arkansas Rice Update 7-12-13

July 12, 2013                              No. 2013-16 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

The majority of midseason fertilizer applications have now gone out on rice up and down the state.  DD50 numbers indicate that over 90% of the crop is beyond ½” internode elongation.  The earliest planted rice fields should have

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Arkansas rice update – June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013                             No. 2013-13

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe

Crop Progress

We’re moving on up.  The rice is looking better and better from top to bottom in the state.  Warm temperatures and high humidity have most of the crop really moving in the right direction.  Some

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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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