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9
Nov
2016
Reviewing the 2016 Arkansas Rice Season
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Planting and Progress The 2016 rice season began extremely early as producers started planting as early as March 7th.  From there, a surprising number finished planting by April 1 and many more in the early part of April – in Figure 1, Week 15 is equivalent to April 15th.  For historical perspective, planting progress trailed […]

20
Oct
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 10-20-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Oct. 20, 2016  No. 2016-28                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Unfortunately only negative yield reports continued to flow in over the past month.  The take home message is hybrids were 0-20 bu/acre below expectation and similar to 2015, while varieties were […]

24
Sep
2016
Harvest Aids & Downed Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Harvest aids are tools to help us harvest rice faster and more efficiently. Any tool can be misused. My favorite example is a hammer: it’s great when it hits the nail, not so great when it hits your thumb. Same with harvest aids. Sodium chlorate does an excellent job of desiccating rice foliage for ease […]

16
Sep
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 9-16-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Sept. 16, 2016  No. 2016-27                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The problems continue with reductions in yield around the state.  However, there are bright spots: yields east of the ridge seem to be holding up pretty well and yield declines don’t […]

9
Sep
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 9-9-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Sept. 9, 2016  No. 2016-26                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The rollercoaster ride continues.  For many, yields continue to be variable.  Much of our results seem to still be related to planting date and ultimately when the rice we planted was […]

2
Sep
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 9-2-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Sept. 2, 2016  No. 2016-25                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I thought it’d a been bigger than this.”  That’s what Uncle Vercy Ledbetter said the first time he saw the ocean (his sons and Jerry Clower took him if you don’t […]

26
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-26-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles August 26, 2016  No. 2016-24                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress It’s a story of the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ in Arkansas rice at the moment.  You’re either fortunate enough to escape flooding damaging your rice crop, or you’re not.  You’re […]

19
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-19-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke August 19, 2016  No. 2016-23                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Hee Haw sang “Gloom, despair, and agony on me…”  That line unfortunately fits around the Arkansas Delta these days for rice and other crops.  Many growers speak of their rice these days as though […]

13
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-13-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Scott Stiles August 13, 2016  No. 2016-22                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Field draining continues at an increasingly rapid pace.  However, there are some fields still just heading as harvest begins.  There have been mostly positive reports from the field […]

9
Aug
2016
Rice Stink Bugs in Draining Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz As fields are being drained in preparation for harvest, rice stink bugs (RSB) are piling up in some of those fields.  Farmers and consultants have reported, and we’ve verified, RSB numbers of 15-20+ in fields being drained. In these fields approximately 30% of kernels are still in the soft […]