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Arkansas Rice: Planting Over 80% Complete; Time for Weird Problems?

Arkansas Rice: Planting Over 80% Complete; Time for Weird Problems?

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Crop Progress Rice planting progress is likely up around 80-85% this week. This is near record progress behind only 2012. Luckily conditions seem very reminiscent of 2012 which turned out to be a boon for growers when they broke the

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Arkansas Rice: Be on Lookout for Black Cutworms; Resistant Barnyardgrass on the Rise

Arkansas Rice: Be on Lookout for Black Cutworms; Resistant Barnyardgrass on the Rise

👤By Jarrod Hardke, Bob Scott, and Jason Norsworthy, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 17, 2017

Rice planting has been rocking and rolling as much of the state missed predicted rainfall this week.  We could end up close to 60% planted by the time rainfall is expected on Monday and Tuesday. Due to the warm, dry

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Rice Outlook: U.S. 2017/18 Plantings Indicated at 2.63M Acres

Rice Outlook: U.S. 2017/18 Plantings Indicated at 2.63M Acres

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 13, 2017

In March, U.S. rice growers indicated U.S. 2017/18 rice plantings at 2.63 million acres, down 17 percent from a year earlier, with long grain accounting all of the indicated decline. There were no supply side revisions this month to the

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WASDE Rice: Domestic Ending Stocks at 3 Decade High Despite Record Exports

WASDE Rice: Domestic Ending Stocks at 3 Decade High Despite Record Exports

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 11, 2017

U.S. rice ending stocks for 2016/17 are lowered 3.0 million cwt on increased exports; at 49.1 million cwt, these would still be the largest all rice ending stocks since 1986/87. The 3.0-million-cwt export increase is all rough rice, which is

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Rice Update: Are Positive Developments Too Little Too Late for Some Farmers?

Rice Update: Are Positive Developments Too Little Too Late for Some Farmers?

👤From The Rice Advocate, U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Following months of dismal news where the situation has been all but static, the rice industry finally has some real influx of information to digest. Domestic cash pricing has seen some marginal increases over the past week. Even though the

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Mississippi Rice: Growers Tout Benefits of New Growing System

Mississippi Rice: Growers Tout Benefits of New Growing System

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Alternating wet and dry production is a radical new way to grow rice, and some Mississippi producers are finding the idea not only seems feasible in theory, but also works well in practice. Jason Krutz is an irrigation specialist with

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Rice: New Strain Could Help Farmers Predetermine Harvest Time

Rice: New Strain Could Help Farmers Predetermine Harvest Time

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 27, 2017

A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese scientists. This new strain could one day allow

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Arkansas Rice: Managing Furrow-Irrigated Fields

Arkansas Rice: Managing Furrow-Irrigated Fields

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 27, 2017

There have been many questions about furrow-irrigated rice (row rice / upland rice) since last season.  In 2016 there were an estimated 40,000-50,000 acres of furrow-irrigated rice in Arkansas.  Despite a decline in total rice acres for 2017, it is

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Arkansas Rice: 2017 Season Is a Go – Plan Weed Control and Zinc Applications

Arkansas Rice: 2017 Season Is a Go – Plan Weed Control and Zinc Applications

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Bob Scott, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Rice season 2017 is a go for Arkansas.  The first confirmed rice in the ground happened in south Arkansas on 3/18.  Many more have gotten underway this week up and down the state.  Fingers crossed for a better year than

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Louisiana Rice: Choosing the Right Insecticidal Seed Treatment

Louisiana Rice: Choosing the Right Insecticidal Seed Treatment

👤By Blake Wilson and Mike Stout, LSU AgCenter 🕔Mar 22, 2017

Early season insect pests represent a consistent threat in Louisiana which can hurt the rice crop right from the onset of the growing season. Fortunately, farmers have several insecticidal seed treatments available which can help to mitigate pest damage. In

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