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24
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-24-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 24, 2015                              No. 2015-22 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress We’re now at about 14 consecutive days with nighttime temperatures of 75+ degrees.  It looks like we’ll reach 20 days before we see any relief.  The best news at the moment is that the current forecast indicates that in […]

17
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-17-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 17, 2015                              No. 2015-21 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Dry and scalding hot.  Water use will be at a fever pitch in the coming week.  Next week is expected to bring temperatures in the upper 90s with some 100 degree days next weekend. Last week’s […]

10
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-10-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 10, 2015                              No. 2015-20 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress The season appears to have made the turn from wet to dry the past week.  The extended forecast calls for very hot daytime temperatures and little to no rainfall.  The more concerning aspect of the forecast […]

2
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-2-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 2, 2015                                No. 2015-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Continued favorable weather conditions over the past week look to give way to a rainy 4th of July weekend.  Must of the state is expected to receive heavy to scattered showers Friday through Monday.  This will hopefully give some […]

26
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-26-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 26, 2015                             No. 2015-18 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress It’s been a long, hot week for much of the state with little rainfall since last weekend.  That is expected to change tonight with heavy thunderstorms on the way for the eastern half of Arkansas.  Those […]

19
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-19-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 19, 2015                             No. 2015-17 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Much needed rain has hit a large part of eastern Arkansas over the last two days.  However, southeastern Arkansas is still hoping for some irrigation-saving rain.  The extended forecast is calling for highs in the low-to-mid 90s and lows […]

5
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-5-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 5, 2015                               No. 2015-15 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress It’s June already?  Some locations received heavier rainfall than others last weekend, so progress this week has been highly variable across the state.  The one positive is that a great deal of drying is going on everywhere.  In […]

12
Sep
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 9-12-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 12, 2014                   No. 2014-27 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Crop Progress “You are not alone.”  That’s probably my most repeated phrase lately.  Meaning you’re not alone in your yields being lower than expected.  It’s been a common theme lately and a lot of calls are to confirm that people didn’t do something wrong […]

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

September 5, 2014                     No. 2014-26 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Crop Progress Harvest seems to be a roar in some places and a whimper in others.  Combines are in the field wherever you go, but progress is up and down by location in the state.  Some places have trucks piling up, while others are just really getting […]

29
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-29-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 29, 2014                         No. 2014-25 Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz Crop Progress Progress!  Rain chances throughout the week largely failed to materialize.  With the rain skipping out, many more combines have hit the fields, at least in the Grand Prairie.  Plenty of other fields are nearing that time, but the high humidity and […]