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13
Feb
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 2-13-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Dr. Nick Bateman February 13, 2018  No. 2018-02                www.uaex.edu/rice Combining Insecticide Seed Treatments for Rice We are getting a lot of calls on “overlaying” another insecticide seed treatment on top of seed already treated with an insecticide seed treatment. […]

5
Jan
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 1-5-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke January 5, 2018  No. 2018-01                www.uaex.edu/rice How Much Rice in 2018? It’s never too early for an acreage prediction, right?  Based on recent questions that’s the case.  So my middle of winter projection for Arkansas rice acres is 1.5 million total. Of that […]

6
Dec
2017
2017 AR Rice Cultivar Testing Results
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The link to Rice Information Sheet No. 177 Arkansas Rice Cultivar Testing, 2015-2017 is provided below.  This contains the final results of the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials (ARPT), Producer Rice Evaluation Program (PREP) on-farm trials, and DD50 Planting Date studies. 2017 AR Rice Cultivar Testing Results This information will also be posted to the Arkansas […]

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 […]