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Arkansas Rice: ‘Mixed Bag’ Growing Season Finishes with 4th Highest State Yield

Arkansas Rice: ‘Mixed Bag’ Growing Season Finishes with 4th Highest State Yield

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2017

A growing season of drought, flood and do-overs may still result in the fourth highest state average yield on record for Arkansas’ rice growers, the nation’s top producer of that commodity.  Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist for the University of

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Arkansas: Burning Crop Residue in Rice, Wheat, Soybeans and Corn Fields

Arkansas: Burning Crop Residue in Rice, Wheat, Soybeans and Corn Fields

👤By Mary Hightower U of A System Division of Agriculture 🕔Nov 1, 2017

Following harvest season, it’s not uncommon to see plumes of smoke rising in the flatness of the Arkansas Delta. Many of the fires are intentional with the flames used as a production practice by rice and other crop producers, said

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Arkansas Rice: Making Variety Decisions for 2018

Arkansas Rice: Making Variety Decisions for 2018

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas Rice Extension Agronomist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

As we wrap up harvest it’s already time to make planting decisions for 2018.  It’s turned out to be a great year for rice yields and prices have improved so there is a lot more optimism right now than this

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Arkansas: Rice Residue Burning – Pros and Cons

Arkansas: Rice Residue Burning – Pros and Cons

👤By Trent Roberts, University of Arkansas Soil Fertility Specialist; and Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas Rice Extension Agronomist 🕔Sep 28, 2017

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

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Arkansas Rice: Over Half the Crop Harvested; Estimating Harvest Losses

Arkansas Rice: Over Half the Crop Harvested; Estimating Harvest Losses

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Extension Rice Specialists 🕔Sep 15, 2017

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 needed. Over half of the state’s

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Arkansas Rice: Harvest Aids Ahead of Storms

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Aids Ahead of Storms

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Sep 12, 2017

Due to incoming wind and possibly rain from Hurricane Irma, many are questioning potential harvest aid applications before rice potentially lodges. There are many risks associated with this tactic. Harvest aids (sodium chlorate / salt) are beneficial at facilitating harvest

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Arkansas: Bracketed by Distant Hurricanes, Growers Push on Through Harvest

Arkansas: Bracketed by Distant Hurricanes, Growers Push on Through Harvest

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Sep 12, 2017

For growers in a landlocked state, Arkansas farmers are having to deal with the effects of a surprising number of weather events mostly taking place in the Atlantic Ocean. After having tried to speed the rice harvest ahead of bands

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Arkansas Rice: How Much Lodged And What To Do Now?

Arkansas Rice: How Much Lodged And What To Do Now?

👤By Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Specialist, University of Arkansas 🕔Sep 9, 2017

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 that more rice acres aren’t down in the

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Rice – Hurricane Harvey Takes A Wide Economic Toll – AgFax

Rice – Hurricane Harvey Takes A Wide Economic Toll – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 2, 2017

A wide portion of the Arkansas crop went down. Rice also lodged to varying degrees in Mississippi and northeast Louisiana. Some yield will be lost and quality issues could arise where rice went down. At the least, this has now

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Arkansas Rice: How Much of the Crop Is Down? What Can Be Done About It?

Arkansas Rice: How Much of the Crop Is Down? What Can Be Done About It?

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Extension Rice Specialists 🕔Sep 1, 2017

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 were all tempted to relax a little

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