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Arkansas Rice Update 4-12-14

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

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Blackbirds Attacking Newly Planted Rice

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

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‘LaKast’ New Long-Grain Rice Variety Released by University of Arkansas

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,

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Medium-Grain Rice Considerations

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

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2013 Rice Research Verification Program Report

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.

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September 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released

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.

CountyCornCottonRiceSorghumSoybeanWheat TOTAL855,736291,9731,050,616117,5973,200,308650,591

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August 2013 Arkansas FSA Crop Acreage Released

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.

CountyCornCottonRiceSorghumSoybeanWheat TOTAL808,022256,323971,631102,0472,782,372646,106 Arkansas57,0091570,8281,293161,84728,156 Ashley45,72715,9814,53342143,1549,838

Benton616——7911,169

Boone132———-

Bradley403———-

Carroll713———-

Chicot55,55010,15824,5861,537113,95617,900

Clark407–1,4801234,4182,158

Clay37,93332,21664,6062,204114,14312,515

Cleburne14——28–

Conway2,873–1,70425417,7208,675

Craighead45,33754,18756,9602,984110,28412,128

Crawford2,378–2171,03012,0102,857

Crittenden8,7606,03412,2807,990116,03959,816

Cross12,4113,49865,3155,500160,72422,215

Desha64,6606,8289,5131,967126,6677,288

Drew21,2274,4967,1165131,9123,837

Faulkner928–1,815646,4373,282

Franklin396–62–1,426597

Greene21,5975,76161,5681,91162,87612,010

Hempstead——–183100

Hot Spring80–405–1,521133

Independence6,234–7,7551,68930,5604,294

Izard47——59119

Jackson14,55442252,1832,29788,55926,592

Jefferson54,2872,66055,438950110,04926,305

Johnson1,218——3,2011,425

Lafayette15,9056483,1642228,26411,089

Lawrence10,915–83,3562,85467,8826,219

Lee10,7179,6286,6515,39158,24350,112

Lincoln27,7727,51911,97827071,6914,309

Little River7,823–4433099,35910,430

Logan2,727—-225,5033,077

Lonoke43,8122,36266,899479113,45718,692

Madison———-234

Miller18,046–1151,24513,88828,703

Mississippi24,60857,80318,7753,546198,68567,960

Monroe28,8471,53237,1137,257114,53931,831

Nevada26———-

Perry264–9472932,035292

Phillips64,7414,32318,17724,748203,37943,819

Poinsett20,79311,63561,4142,251141,78430,460

Pope541–1,531–8,4044,336

Prairie13,05551546,82451889,15410,971

Pulaski4,773593,3711,01317,8275,999

Randolph8,516–29,0601,76736,8711,156

St. Francis18,21116,37226,47712,225132,20623,962

Sebastian398—-3802,6421,274

Sevier———-592

Stone31——1,278667

Washington207——39279

White8,797–9,84778429,1436,107

Woodruff19,4021,67146,6734,208130,65916,958

Yell1,602–454–6,8793,167

Arkansas Rice Update 8-3-13

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

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Arkansas rice update – June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013                             No. 2013-14 Dr. Jarrod T. Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Much of the crop (~60%) has reached 1/2” internode elongation.  There are still some extremely late planted fields that haven’t even made it to flood, but hot temperatures will get them there soon enough. 

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24c approved for Dermacor X-100 seed treatment in water-seeded rice

Arkansas just received a Section 24(c) Special Local Need label for use of Dermacor X-100 insecticide seed treatment for use in water-seeded rice.  This should help growers prevent injury from rice water weevil in water-seeded situations.  Dermacor X-100 may be applied to dry rice seed, including conventional, “Clearfield”, and hybrid seed varieties, which will be

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