Arkansas Rice: Early Harvest Yields Look Good, Milling a Mixed Bag Sep 1, 2021

🕔Sep 1, 2021
Early harvest reports continue to sound very good.  Milling yields have been a mixed bag however. Conditions during grain fill combined with rice stink bug pressure may explain the variability […]

Arkansas Rice: Cooler Conditions Expected, Lots of Pests to Worry About Aug 2, 2021

🕔Aug 2, 2021
If you’ve been in the field this week then you’ve been cooking.  More conversations have turned to debating whether it’s better to be out in the morning in the higher […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Market Prices High, Plenty of Challenges on the Ground Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
With harvest about two months away for Arkansas soybeans, both the cash and book markets for the crop are well into double-digit dollars, with markets closing Friday as high as […]

Arkansas Rice: EPA Grants Crisis Exemption to Help Fight Armyworm Scourge Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
Arkansas rice farmers watching fall armyworms obliterate their fields can now fight back, with the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday granting a crisis exemption enabling growers to use a […]

Arkansas Rice: Beginning Push to Heading; Dealing with Armyworms, Stink Bugs Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
The 2021 rice crop finally appears to be taking shape.  We’re entering the major push to heading for the majority of the crop over the next couple of weeks.  The […]

Arkansas Rice: Getting Geared Up for Rice Stink Bugs Jul 6, 2021

🕔Jul 6, 2021
We have been observing large numbers of rice stink bugs (RSB) in native grasses along ditch banks and turn rows over the past several weeks.  I know, I know, we […]

Arkansas Rice: Armyworm Management Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
Over the past week we have gotten multiple calls on armyworms, specifically fall armyworm, showing up in crops ranging from soybean to pastures, and of course rice.  There doesn’t seem […]

Southeast Arkansas: Floods, Storms Cause Over $200Mln in Crop Damage Jun 25, 2021

🕔Jun 25, 2021
Farmers in five counties in southeastern Arkansas suffered more than $200 million in direct losses to major crops after the major flooding and storm event in early June, according to […]

Arkansas: Rice Water Weevil Getting Worse Jun 21, 2021

🕔Jun 21, 2021
Phone calls on rice water weevil adults moving into rice have picked up tremendously over the past two weeks.  A few weeks ago, we made the comment that it was […]

Arkansas Rice: More Rain Coming, Water Weevil Activity on the Rise Jun 7, 2021

🕔Jun 7, 2021
If we weren’t crazy, we would all go insane.  From this weather that is.  It’s déjà vu all over again, with a similar pattern right now to what we experienced […]

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