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31
Oct
2017
USDA Announces 2016 Rice PLC Payment Rates
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

On October 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for Long Grain and Medium Grain Rice.  The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments for covered commodities enrolled in PLC when the Marketing Year Average price is below the statutory Reference Price.  […]

27
Sep
2017
Residue Burning in Field Crops
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Trent Roberts, Soil Fertility Specialist and Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist Benefits of Residue Burning Crop residue burning is an inexpensive and effective method to remove excessive residue to facilitate timely planting and to control pests and weeds.  Mechanical residue management, such as disking and tilling, to achieve soil incorporation of residues is another […]

15
Sep
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 9-15-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles September 15, 2017  No. 2017-26                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “They come a-runnin’ for me, I said this is the end…”  This will be the final weekly update for the season.  Additional updates will be posted throughout the fall and spring as […]

8
Sep
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 9-8-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles September 8, 2017  No. 2017-25                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress It’s not THAT the wind is blowing, it’s WHAT the wind is blowing.  Wind may lean rice, but wind carrying rain is really what gets it down.  All things considered, it’s surprising […]

1
Sep
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 9-1-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles September 1, 2017  No. 2017-24                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Rarely are Extension specialists at a loss for words – you know it’s true.  After seeing the forecasts for rain and wind reduced all week long as Hurricane Harvey approached, we […]

25
Aug
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 8-25-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles August 25, 2017  No. 2017-23                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “This is not the kind of answer I’m lookin’ for from you.”  Of course I’m talking about Hurricane Harvey.  He’s no friend of mine.  Depending on which model you look at […]

18
Aug
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 8-18-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Aaron Cato, & Scott Stiles August 18, 2017  No. 2017-22                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I hear the train a comin’, it’s rolling round the bend…”  Harvest is finally gaining some traction – both literally and figuratively.  Where soil conditions are […]

11
Aug
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 8-11-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles August 11, 2017  No. 2017-21                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I’m no stranger to the rain…”  This is getting out of hand.  While much of the state has missed recent forecast rainy weather, it seems most caught it today.  Most do […]

4
Aug
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 8-4-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz August 4, 2017  No. 2017-20                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Rice harvest has begun on a very limited basis. Initial yield reports don’t tell us a great deal, but opinions have been that yields are good to very good. Some […]

28
Jul
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 7-28-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe July 28, 2017  No. 2017-19                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “Breakdown, go ahead and give it to me.”  I don’t think that line was written about Arkansas temperatures dropping July and August, but it should have been.  We need a […]