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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, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

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 […]

11
Sep
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 9-11-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 11, 2015        No. 2015-28 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Gus Lorenz Crop Overview Various rainfall amounts have hit most of the state over the past couple of days, slowing down harvest progress.  Of greater concern is likely the temperature cooldown expected over this weekend that will slow rice needing finish maturing.  […]

11
Sep
2015
“Pecky” Rice Not Necessarily Stink Bug Damage
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist, & Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist Lately we have received calls about samples from fields with reports of “pecky” rice at 2-4%.  Fields have been sprayed multiple times for rice stink bug control and thorough scouting records show stink bug populations were kept below threshold.  So what gives?  Not all pecky […]

5
Sep
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 9-5-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 5, 2015                     No. 2015-27 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Crop Overview Harvest weather may be just about perfect, but the results leave a lot to be desired. There continue to be bright spots, but there seem to be just as many dim ones.  The southern half of the state seems fairly set on an average yield […]

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 […]