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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 […]

30
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-30-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 30, 2016  No. 2016-07                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Outlook / Progress In 4 weeks’ time the state has gone from 3% to 75% planted.  It’s been an amazing run, though the northern half of the state continues to have better luck with the […]

23
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-23-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 23, 2016  No. 2016-06                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Outlook / Progress Survey says we were at 55% planted on Monday.  Probably a little further along than that, say 60%.  The northern half of the state is ~75%, the southern half 35%. Most of […]

15
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-15-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 15, 2016  No. 2016-05                www.uaex.edu/rice  Crop Outlook / Progress Monday’s progress report showed that the state had soared from 11% planted on April 4 to 33% planted on April 11.  With rainfall not as prevalent as predicted across the northeast this […]

4
Dec
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 12-4-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

December 4, 2015     2015-30 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Crop Overview The most recent production estimates have been released by USDA on Nov. 10, and the results are somewhat puzzling.  Not surprising are the estimates of 1,296,000 acres of rice harvested for Arkansas.  But the estimate of 164 bushels per acre, just 4 bu behind […]

23
Jul
2015
Rice Research Verification Program update for July 20, 2015
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, RRVP Coordinators South Arkansas: The heat units have most fields maturing fast. In some cases maturity is a few days earlier with a current DD50. Greenseeker technology was utilized on all fields and determined 6 of 9 fields requiring no midseason nitrogen. Two hybrid fields in Chicot and Arkansas […]

4
Dec
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 12-4-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update December 4, 2014 New information is available by following the links below: Rice Information Sheet 173 containing the final results of the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials, Producer Rice Evaluation Program, and DD50 Planting Date studies. Preliminary 2014 Rice Harvest Acreage Summary table (will be finalized after release of final FSA acreage report […]

23
May
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 5-23-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 23, 2014                             No. 2014-11 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Crop Progress I think we missed spring.  It feels like we broke out of winter straight into summer anyway.  I blame going from nights in the 40s a week ago to upper 80s and 90s now. In the past week, the […]

1
May
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 5-1-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 1, 2014                                 No. 2014-8 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress “It’s a boat!  It’s a plane!  No, it’s just someone trying to plant rice…” If 2010 and 2012 are the only recent years you can remember, then you probably feel like you’re way behind this year.  […]