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22
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-22-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 22, 2014                         No. 2014-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress The heat is finally here.  And so is the humidity.  Fields that have been drained and are waiting on harvest are having a hard time dropping in moisture.  A few fields are actively being harvested, but it’s slow […]

15
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-15-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 15, 2014                         No. 2014-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Harvest!  Actually received word of some rice in the state being cut this week.  Many more fields are being actively drained, and all signs point to the pace picking up.  Rain this weekend and early into next week […]

8
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-8-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 8, 2014                           No. 2014-22 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Rice fields are actually being drained.  It has taken us seemingly forever to get to this point, but here we are.  Plenty of fields still have a long way to go (Table 1), but it’s still a good […]

1
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-1-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 1, 2014                           No. 2014-21 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”  Yogi Berra could have just as well been describing the weather this season.  It does look as though we haven’t a positive change on the horizon for the next week.  We’re forecast […]

18
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-18-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 18, 2014                              No. 2014-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress Record-setting low temperatures are the story of the week.  Records were set both for nighttime lows and daytime highs.  Combined with more rain and flash flood warnings it hardly feels like the middle of July in […]

11
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-11-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 11, 2014                              No. 2014-18 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Frank Sinatra had “the world on a string.”  If he were in charge of the weather these days, it would be a Yo-Yo string he had ahold of.  Up and down we go, temperatures and […]

3
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-3-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 3, 2014                                No. 2014-17 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress More record-breaking rainfall this week.  I don’t see anyone standing up to collect a medal for it though.  The majority of rice has reached the reproductive stage and midseason fertilizer applications are being made. Few […]

27
Jun
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 6-27-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 27, 2014                             No. 2014-16 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress The rice crop has been on the move this week.  Some rice in the state has begun to head, but most is right at midseason now with fertilizer applications going out. Disease and insects have […]

20
Jun
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 6-20-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 20, 2014                             No. 2014-15 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress “How high’s the water, papa?” We don’t have all the rice flooded yet, but it hasn’t been for a lack of effort.  After all the rain received the first part of the month, it certainly […]

13
Jun
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 6-13-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 13, 2014                             No. 2014-14 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Rick Norman, and Dr. Bob Scott Crop Progress Progress?  What progress?  We’ve been in a standstill.  A rare June rainy season standstill.  I don’t believe I ever thought I’d say that. The recurring theme has been that it’s raining and supposed to continue to rain.  Days […]