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9
Nov
2016
Reviewing the 2016 Arkansas Rice Season
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Planting and Progress The 2016 rice season began extremely early as producers started planting as early as March 7th.  From there, a surprising number finished planting by April 1 and many more in the early part of April – in Figure 1, Week 15 is equivalent to April 15th.  For historical perspective, planting progress trailed […]

13
Aug
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 8-13-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, & Scott Stiles August 13, 2016  No. 2016-22                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Field draining continues at an increasingly rapid pace.  However, there are some fields still just heading as harvest begins.  There have been mostly positive reports from the field […]

9
Aug
2016
Rice Stink Bugs in Draining Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz As fields are being drained in preparation for harvest, rice stink bugs (RSB) are piling up in some of those fields.  Farmers and consultants have reported, and we’ve verified, RSB numbers of 15-20+ in fields being drained. In these fields approximately 30% of kernels are still in the soft […]

30
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-30-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz June 30, 2016  No. 2016-16                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Heading has begun on a limited basis and we’ll be picking up speed over the next couple of weeks.  There’s light at the end of the tunnel.  But every now […]

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 […]

14
Aug
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 8-14-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 14, 2015                         No. 2015-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Overview No update last week with the Rice College Training and Rice Expo going on.  Thanks to all who turned out for those events. Rice harvest has begun on a limited basis in the south and central […]

17
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-17-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 17, 2015                              No. 2015-21 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Dry and scalding hot.  Water use will be at a fever pitch in the coming week.  Next week is expected to bring temperatures in the upper 90s with some 100 degree days next weekend. Last week’s […]

10
Jul
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 7-10-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 10, 2015                              No. 2015-20 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress The season appears to have made the turn from wet to dry the past week.  The extended forecast calls for very hot daytime temperatures and little to no rainfall.  The more concerning aspect of the forecast […]

25
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-25-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 25, 2014                              No. 2014-20 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress The weather and its effect on the rice crop is becoming a daily roll of the dice.  The up and down temperatures are playing games and the rice doesn’t seem to like it.  Last week, […]