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Arkansas Rice Update 4-18-14

April 18, 2014                              No. 2014-6 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress

Rain, rain, go away. I think we’re all getting a little tired of it these days. As sure as we complain about it now, we’ll be wishing for it again in a month. Never more than

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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 6-7-13

June 7, 2013                               No. 2013-11

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

Crop Progress

“When you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPM, that’s BAD.”  That’s how I feel about this season – we’re at 9000 RPM worth

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Arkansas rice update – May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013                                No. 2013-8

Dr. Jarrod Hardke Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe

Planting Forecast

This has been a week for progress up and down the state.  The last rice planting progress estimate came in at 60% on Monday, but I have a strong feeling that we’ll be in the 80% range by

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Arkansas Rice Update 4-10-13

April 10, 2013                               No. 2013-3

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe

Planting Forecast

Another round of rain and wind appears to be next up for a spring that has certainly made a 180 degree turn from 2012.  Current estimates released on Monday say that 4% of rice acreage has been planted

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Arkansas Rice Update 3-27-13

March 27, 2013                            No. 2013-2

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

Don’t Rush to Plant

A late round of winter weather has affected the majority of the state for the past week, particularly in the north where as much as 8 inches of snow were reported.  In the coming days, we

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Tank mixing for aerial application of Command on rice

We’ve been receiving a lot of calls about what tank mixes are labeled for Command by air on rice. All  of these applications below are labeled by specific 24c labeling only.

The Arkansas State Plant Board has a complete list of 24Cs online at http://170.94.200.136/prodreg/?24c=AR.

Below are labels from select 24Cs. Click the name and the label

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Relative sensitivity chart for field crops, herbicides

With so many crops being sprayed next to one another, it may be useful to know which crops are sensitive to herbicide use in other crops. This table represents relative sensitivities of field crops to herbicides.

Herbicide: Mode of Action

Bob Scott, extension weed scientist for U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, discusses mode of action herbicide and what it means in context of resistance.