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15
Apr
2016
Rice Farming for Profit in 2016
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

After a 2015 season that left many Arkansas rice producers feeling kicked in the gut, 2016 doesn’t look to offer much relief. Rice looks to be the best smelling pig in the pen in terms of penciling out profitability, but margins are tight there as well.  This year we’ll need to make every penny count. […]

15
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-15-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 15, 2016  No. 2016-05                www.uaex.edu/rice  Crop Outlook / Progress Monday’s progress report showed that the state had soared from 11% planted on April 4 to 33% planted on April 11.  With rainfall not as prevalent as predicted across the northeast this […]

18
Mar
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 3-18-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke March 18, 2016  No. 2016-03                www.uaex.edu/rice     Crop Outlook / Progress Rice was planted in Arkansas this week.  And so the 2016 season begins.  Word is a field in northeast AR was planted last week before the rains started but have yet to lay eyes on that one.  […]

18
Mar
2016
2016 Rice Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The 2016 Rice Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations are now available HERE.  If you have any questions or if there is a cultivar not listed thy you would like information on, please contact us. All rice production information can be found at http://uaex.edu/rice.  

7
Mar
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 3-4-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke March 4, 2016  No. 2016-02 www.uaex.edu/rice   The 2nd Arkansas Rice Update of 2016 is all about seeding rates and drill calibration.  Please find the RICESEED Update for 2016, along with a drill calibration worksheet and an Excel drill calibration tool.  Click each highlighted link to open or download each […]

26
Feb
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 2-26-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Tom Barber, Dr. Archie Flanders, Dr. Nathan Slaton, & Scott Stiles February 26, 2016  No. 2016-01 www.uaex.edu/rice   Crop Outlook 2015 is in the past, behind us, let’s just try to forget most everything about it.  The majority of folks seem to be settled on what cultivars they’re growing […]

6
Jan
2016
AV-1011 Granted Rice Registration
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

AV-1011 Bird Repellent for rice seed has been granted a “conditional” registration by the Environmental Protection Agency until January 5, 2018.  A conditional registration under section 3(c)(7) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) allows for the product to be used while the manufacturer, Arkion Life Sciences, completes a final data requirement.  Once […]

4
Dec
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 12-4-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

December 4, 2015     2015-30 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Crop Overview The most recent production estimates have been released by USDA on Nov. 10, and the results are somewhat puzzling.  Not surprising are the estimates of 1,296,000 acres of rice harvested for Arkansas.  But the estimate of 164 bushels per acre, just 4 bu behind […]

13
Nov
2015
Supply and demand for corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat – November 2015
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with anticipated demand to achieve equilibrium […]

2
Oct
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 10-2-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

October 2, 2015          2015-29 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Crop Overview Rice harvest for the state should exceed the 80% mark this week. Cooler temperatures through this weekend will see a slight warmup next week, but the main thing is no rainfall is in the forecast. If the grain will dry, harvest weather should be ideal for […]