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9
Jun
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 6-9-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles June 9, 2017  No. 2017-12                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress And just like that, we might make a crop after all.  It’s amazing what a little warm weather and sunshine will do for a rice crop and a farmer’s disposition.  A […]

30
May
2017
Nitrogen Fertilization of Rice in Uncertain Times
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist, and Trent Roberts, Extension Soil Fertility After a big rain across most of the Delta, another round is on the way Thursday and Friday. Here’s the first thing you need to do if you haven’t already: run an up-to-date DD50 on your fields (http://DD50.uaex.edu). Before you jump to conclusions […]

19
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-19-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 19, 2017  No. 2017-09                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The Arkansas rice crop was considered 95% planted as of Monday.  There are still a few acres out there to be planted the first time, but many are currently working on replant decisions related […]

12
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-12-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 12, 2017  No. 2017-08                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress As of Monday planting progress was 92% based on USDA-NASS numbers.  There were more acres planted during the dry conditions this week and relatively little rice should be left to plant in the state […]

5
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-5-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 5, 2017  No. 2017-07                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress If it wasn’t for bad luck I guess we’d have no luck at all.  Initial estimates of rice lost due to flooding in northern Arkansas now exceed 150,000 acres.  Additional “acres affected” pushes the […]

14
Apr
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 4-14-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Jason Norsworthy April 14, 2017  No. 2017-04                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Rice planting has been rocking and rolling as much of the state missed predicted rainfall this week.  We could end up close to 60% planted by the […]

8
Apr
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 4-8-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Bob Scott April 8, 2017  No. 2017-03                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Through today Arkansas has around 30% of rice acres planted throughout the state.  The warm, windy conditions are drying out many locations that have been unable to make progress until […]

10
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-10-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke June 10, 2016  No. 2016-13                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress This rice growing season has been all about time and patience, waiting for the crop to make a serious move.  The patience finally paid off in the form of warm temperatures and bright, sunny […]

8
May
2016
When Rice is Ready to Flood, but Field and Levees Aren’t
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The heavy rains that hit the state a week ago have left many well prepared fields in rough shape. Washed out levee gates and blown levees are all too common. For many of these fields there’s plenty of time to get things patched up. But for some out there, the rice is reaching time to […]

6
May
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 5-6-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Gus Lorenz May 6, 2016  No. 2016-08                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Outlook / Progress The windows of progress have been short and sporadic this spring but largely in our favor.  Plant, spray, rain, repeat.  We’ve been fortunate to get nearly 90% of […]