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Arkansas Rice Update 5-22-13

May 22, 2013                                No. 2013-9

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

Planting Forecast

It’s late and getting later – rainfall reports from 1.5 to 3 inches up and down the state.  I felt like we had about 80% of our rice planted by Monday (the USDA estimate came in at 75%). 

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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 – May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013                                  No. 2013-7

Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Bob Scott

Planting Forecast

A week (mostly) without significant rain chances?  I believe that qualifies as a drought these days.  The getting is still good for rice, so it’s time to make tracks if you can.  The current forecast is for rain on Friday, with

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Arkansas Rice Update 5-3-13

May 3, 2013                                  No. 2013-6

Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe

Planting Forecast

Rain is a four-letter word these days, if you catch my drift.  Quite frankly I’m getting tired of writing it.  I don’t want to talk too bad about it or it might up and disappear when we really need it.  So

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Arkansas Rice Update 4-25-13

April 25, 2013                               No. 2013-5

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Dr. Paul Counce

Planting Forecast

Actual progress was actually being made.  It wasn’t necessarily fast but it definitely seemed furious.  The early part of the week was certainly prime time.  Wednesday’s rainfall slowed some more than others.  A few people were working ground

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