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U.S. Crop Progress

USDA – NASS released its first U.S. Crop Progress report for 2014 this afternoon.  It included planting progress, as of April 6, for cotton, sorghum, and rice.  Winter wheat condition ratings were included as well.

Overall, U.S. sorghum and rice planting are lagging the 5-year average pace in all states, while

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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 8-9-13

August 9, 2013                            No. 2013-20 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Not much has changed in the past week, except for more rainfall across the northern half of the state.  The comment has been thrown out there more than once that people have never been so happy to miss

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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 – 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 – June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013                             No. 2013-14 Dr. Jarrod T. Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Much of the crop (~60%) has reached 1/2” internode elongation.  There are still some extremely late planted fields that haven’t even made it to flood, but hot temperatures will get them there soon enough. 

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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 – June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013                             No. 2013-12

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Trent Roberts, and Dr. Bob Scott

Crop Progress

“We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave.”  Hot, but not quite that hot yet.  Warm, sunny, breezy days were just what much of the state needed this week.  The rice is starting to

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