Arkansas Rice: Reduced Chance of Rain May Speed Planting Apr 19, 2021

🕔Apr 19, 2021
Fingers are crossed as today’s (4-15) rain chances and amounts seem to be dwindling.  Monday’s planting progress report had us at 13% planted.  A nice jump that’s behind the 5-year average (23%) […]

Arkansas: Corn, Rice Planting Progress Stronger Than 2020, Still Behind Average Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
Corn and rice growers were off to a strong start, planting 24 percent and 13 percent of total planned acreage, respectively. While the numbers were still well behind the five-year […]

Arkansas Rice: Fungicide Seed Treatments – To Apply or Not Apply Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
It is often important to ask why and when it is required to use a fungicide seed treatment for rice.  Your field history is a big factor in your decision. […]

Arkansas Rice: Rains Keep Slowing Planting Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
We keep getting very close to a big run at rice planting only for it to be rained away.  A small amount of rice planting has happened to date with […]

Arkansas Rice: Slow Progress Is Still Progress Apr 5, 2021

🕔Apr 5, 2021
With only a few scattered acres planted in the latter part of March, we certainly haven’t gotten off to a tremendous start.  Some of that could begin to change now.  […]

Arkansas: Corn, Cotton, Soybean Markets Surge on Planting Intentions Apr 1, 2021

🕔Apr 1, 2021
As world markets slowly unfurl from the global knot of the COVID-19 pandemic, futures markets for both soybean and corn responded in a powerfully positive manner Wednesday to the U.S. […]

Arkansas Rice: 2021 Acreage Intentions Mar 9, 2021

🕔Mar 9, 2021
Acreage intention surveys for 2021 are currently ongoing, with the Prospective Plantings report due March 31.  At this point, since I get this question daily this time of year, I’ll share my […]

Arkansas Rice: Strong Year Despite Slow Start, Prolonged Finish Dec 22, 2020

🕔Dec 22, 2020
It almost goes without saying that 2020 will be a year to remember — even if many across the country may already be dreaming up ways to forget it. For […]

Arkansas Rice: $324K Grant to Examine New Weed Management Tactics Oct 23, 2020

🕔Oct 23, 2020
A team led by Tommy Butts, extension weed scientist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will be exploring new ways to manage herbicide-resistant weeds in row rice […]

Arkansas: Tropical Storm Beta Further Slows Harvest Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
In the month that followed the high winds and rain that Tropical Storm Laura swept into Arkansas, just as the corn and rice harvest were set to commence, the state’s […]

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