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15
Jun
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 6-15-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke June 15, 2018  No. 2018-16                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “It’s a jungle out there, kiddies.  Have a very fruitful day.”  The rice and the weeds are both growing rapidly under the hot, sunny conditions.  Many growers are reporting having to work with an alternate […]

2
Jun
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 6-1-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke & Chris Henry June 1, 2018  No. 2018-14                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress This is always a fun time of year in the rice world.  It hasn’t been without its difficulties, but getting rice to permanent flood is always a victory.  Weed control hasn’t been […]

11
May
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 5-11-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 11, 2018  No. 2018-11                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Flush’em if you got’em.  It’s hot, and it’s dry.  The current conditions of highs in the upper 80s to low 90s look to continue until some rain chances late next week.  The heat means great […]

27
Apr
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 4-27-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke & Bob Scott April 27, 2018  No. 2018-09                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “Rainy night in Georgia, Kentucky rain, Here comes that rainy day feeling again, Blue eyes crying in the early morning rain…”  That sums up a radio playlist that would’ve been appropriate this […]

20
Apr
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 4-20-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 20, 2018  No. 2018-08                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Jerry Clower has a great joke about how “it coulda been worse.”  The short version of the joke is he had an aunt who, no matter what happened, said “it coulda been worse.”  They got […]

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 […]