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22
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-22-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 22, 2014                         No. 2014-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress The heat is finally here.  And so is the humidity.  Fields that have been drained and are waiting on harvest are having a hard time dropping in moisture.  A few fields are actively being harvested, but it’s slow […]

15
Aug
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 8-15-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 15, 2014                         No. 2014-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Harvest!  Actually received word of some rice in the state being cut this week.  Many more fields are being actively drained, and all signs point to the pace picking up.  Rain this weekend and early into next week […]

20
Jun
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 6-20-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 20, 2014                             No. 2014-15 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress “How high’s the water, papa?” We don’t have all the rice flooded yet, but it hasn’t been for a lack of effort.  After all the rain received the first part of the month, it certainly […]

16
May
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 5-16-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 16, 2014                             No. 2014-10 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress And the roller coaster weather continues.  We find ourselves back down into the 70s for a few days before we get back into the 80s and possibly hit 90 next week.  If you still have rice left to […]

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

April 4, 2014                                 No. 2014-4 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Rick Norman, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress I’m guessing around 5% of rice is in the ground to date.  Most of it is isolated in places that have lucked into dry conditions.  A number of fields went in early this week ahead of […]

19
Dec
2013
2013 Rice Research Verification Program Report
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The 2013 Rice Research Verification Program report is now available by clicking the link or on the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog. The 2013 growing season was the thirty-first year for the Rice Research Verification Program (RRVP).  The RRVP is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, county extension agents, extension specialists, and researchers. […]

20
Sep
2013
Arkansas Rice Update 9-20-13
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

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 […]

3
Aug
2013
Arkansas Rice Update 8-3-13
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 3, 2013                            No. 2013-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress While there have been a few reports of fields just going to flood in the last couple of weeks, the state is about 40% headed to date.  DD50 numbers indicate that nearly 80% of fields should be at […]

12
Jul
2013
Arkansas Rice Update 7-12-13
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

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 […]

28
Jun
2013
Arkansas rice update – June 28, 2013
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

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.  […]