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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 […]

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

Arkansas Rice Update December 4, 2014 New information is available by following the links below: Rice Information Sheet 173 containing the final results of the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials, Producer Rice Evaluation Program, and DD50 Planting Date studies. Preliminary 2014 Rice Harvest Acreage Summary table (will be finalized after release of final FSA acreage report […]

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 […]

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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 […]