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30
Jul
2015
2015 Rice College Training on Aug. 6th
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

2015 “Rice College” Training Agenda Rice Research & Extension Center August 6, 2015 Please join us on August 6th at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart for the 2015 “Rice College” Training Session.  This session will be a “boots only”, hands-on training in many critical areas of rice production where attendees will be […]

13
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-13-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 13, 2015                             No. 2015-16 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress Difficult to believe, but we already need a rain again in many places.  Between trying to get rice flooded and beans planted, moisture is running out quickly with the warm temperatures and breezy conditions.  For much […]

5
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-5-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 5, 2015                               No. 2015-15 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress It’s June already?  Some locations received heavier rainfall than others last weekend, so progress this week has been highly variable across the state.  The one positive is that a great deal of drying is going on everywhere.  In […]

29
May
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 5-29-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

May 29, 2015                             No. 2015-14 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Trent Roberts Crop Progress Yogi Berra would say this year is déjà vu all over again.  Here we find ourselves at the end of May with plenty of rice ready to go to flood.  Once again rice is nearing the end of the nitrogen application window […]

27
May
2015
Rice Preflood Nitrogen Management Issues
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

For many rice fields, options are running out for preflood nitrogen (N) applications.  It’s time to play the hand we’re being dealt with no time to wait for new cards.  Last year we encountered similar problems, but no one was prepared to see a repeat of those prolonged wet and cool conditions.  In some ways conditions […]

1
Apr
2015
AV-1011 Bird Repellent for Rice Receives Section 18 Emergency Exemption
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

AV-1011 Bird Repellent for rice seed has received a Section 18 emergency exemption for use in Arkansas until June 15, 2015.  This product has shown to be effective at preventing bird depredation of rice seed. Rice seed treated with AV-1011 is approved for use in drill, water, and broadcast systems.  The use-rate for AV-1011 is […]

31
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-31-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 31, 2015                           No. 2015-6 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Planting Progress The weather out there hasn’t exactly made an optimist out of anyone.  The northeastern corner of the state caught rain and snow(!?) on Friday.  South of Jonesboro, things started rolling on Saturday (3/28) with the first confirmed rice planting of the season, and things have […]

20
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-20-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 20, 2015                           No. 2015-5 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Tom Barber Planting Progress “Well, we’re waiting…”  Slight rain chances today and tomorrow followed by a 50% chance on Sunday lead into a few days of 70 degree weather.  More rain is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday though, which means […]

13
Mar
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 3-13-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

March 13, 2015                           No. 2015-4 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Tom Barber, Dr. Archie Flanders & Scott Stiles Planting Progress None yet!  The month of March is here which means so is the march toward rice is planting.  It’s difficult to believe with recent conditions (Picture 1), but there will be rice in the ground in […]

13
Feb
2015
2014 Rice Research Verification Program Report
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The 2014 Rice Research Program Verification report is now available by clicking the link or on the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog. The 2014 growing season was the thirty-second year for the Rice Research Verification Program (RRVP).  The RRVP is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, county extension agents, extension specialists, and researchers.  The […]