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

June 5, 2014                               No. 2014-13 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Rick Norman, & Dr. Bob Scott Crop Progress What’s done is done and the future is now.  It’s possible someone was able to squeeze in a few more acres of rice this past week, but either way rice planting should now be complete. The real story […]

9
May
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 5-9-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 9, 2014                                 No. 2014-9 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Planting Progress Most people should be smiling right now – from the top of the state to the bottom.  This past week was probably the best one we’ve had so far this year in terms of conditions to get ground worked and crops planted.  […]

12
Apr
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 4-12-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

April 12, 2014                              No. 2014-5 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Planting Progress The race is on this weekend.  It’s time to see how much rice we can get in the ground before the next round of rain hits.  With all the activity getting cranked up today I’ll be very surprised if we haven’t doubled […]

27
Mar
2014
Blackbirds Attacking Newly Planted Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

We’re starting to receive reports that in certain areas blackbirds are falling into rice fields right behind the drill.  In some cases (Picture 1) the number of blackbirds hitting fields is extremely high. Picture 1. Blackbirds entering a rice field to feed on freshly planted rice seed. This spring, a new seed treatment product known […]

10
Mar
2014
‘LaKast’ New Long-Grain Rice Variety Released by University of Arkansas
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The University of Arkansas has recently released a new long-grain rice variety named ‘LaKast’. This new variety has been evaluated in yield, agronomic, and fertility trials over the past several years prior to release.  In the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials, LaKast had grain yields of 190, 210, and 197 bu/A in 2011, 2012, and 2013, […]

9
Mar
2014
Medium-Grain Rice Considerations
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

We have been receiving many questions in recent weeks about medium-grain rice varieties. At this point, finding seed of any medium-grain variety is probably fairly difficult.  Before that seed hits the ground this spring though, there are a few things to consider about the two main varieties out there while you still have time. Jupiter […]

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. […]

17
Sep
2013
September 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of September 17, 2013.  This information is subject to change as further updates are released each month.  The final report for the year will be released in January, including final harvest acreage information.

19
Aug
2013
August 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of August 15, 2013.  This information is subject to change as further updates are released each month.  The final report for the year will be released in January, including final harvested acreage information.

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 […]