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26
Jan
2017
2017 Rice Farming for Profit
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Attached is the publication 2017 Rice Farming for Profit.  It contains the most requested production recommendations for rice in a single, easily referenceable PDF.  This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://www.uaex.edu). 2017 Rice Farming for Profit   Let us know if we can help.

11
Jan
2017
2017 Recommended Rice Cultivars for Arkansas
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Based on multiple years of advanced yield testing, below are the recommended rice cultivars for planting in 2017.  Just because a cultivar is not listed does not mean it cannot be grown successfully, but testing indicates the cultivars listed to be the highest and most consistent performers in grain yield and milling yield across a […]

7
Dec
2016
2016 AR Rice Cultivar Testing Results
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The link to Rice Information Sheet No. 176 Arkansas Rice Cultivar Testing, 2014-2016 is provided below.  This contains the final results of the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials (ARPT), Producer Rice Evaluation Program (PREP) on-farm trials, and DD50 Planting Date studies. 2016 AR Rice Cultivar Testing Results This information will also be posted to the Arkansas […]

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 […]