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Arkansas Rice Update 9-6-13

September 6, 2013                      No. 2013-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Seeing trucks stacking up at the mill is an easy giveaway that harvest is picking up steam.  It’s becoming common that I hear people with high test weights (45-47 lbs/bu).  Trucks get heavy really fast with test weights

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Arkansas Rice Update 8-30-13

August 30, 2013                          No. 2013-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Harvest is starting to get going in the central part of the state.  For the most part it’s isolated to early-planted fields.  Yield reports continue to be very positive – almost all have been over 200 bu/acre dry. 

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Arkansas Rice Update 8-23-13

August 23, 2013                          No. 2013-22 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Let it drain, let it drain.  Field draining seems to be picking up speed these days.  Not only that, but the first fields began to be harvested early in the week.  Limited yield comments so far, but what

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Arkansas Rice Update 8-9-13

August 9, 2013                            No. 2013-20 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Not much has changed in the past week, except for more rainfall across the northern half of the state.  The comment has been thrown out there more than once that people have never been so happy to miss

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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 7-26-13

July 26, 2013                              No. 2013-18 Dr. Jarrod T. Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Heading is getting into full swing.  By the DD50 numbers we’ve been a little behind where we should be.  I blame this on the cool spell we experienced in mid-May that put the brakes on emerged rice. 

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Arkansas Rice Update 7-18-13

July 18, 2013                              No. 2013-17 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

Finally, (almost) all rice in the state is beyond ½” internode elongation.  By the end of the week, nearly half of the rice acreage should be reaching 50% heading.  The majority should follow in the

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Arkansas Rice Update 7-12-13

July 12, 2013                              No. 2013-16 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress

The majority of midseason fertilizer applications have now gone out on rice up and down the state.  DD50 numbers indicate that over 90% of the crop is beyond ½” internode elongation.  The earliest planted rice fields should have

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Arkansas rice update – June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013                             No. 2013-12

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Trent Roberts, and Dr. Bob Scott

Crop Progress

“We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave.”  Hot, but not quite that hot yet.  Warm, sunny, breezy days were just what much of the state needed this week.  The rice is starting to

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