Arkansas Rice: Flood Time Is Near, Keep Watch for Rice Weevils

🕔May 21, 2018Crop Progress Scattered rainfall across the state this week certainly has things looking up.  Not for everyone though as rain totals ranged from only a few tenths to a few […]

Rice – Getting A Jump On Flooding In Midsouth? Coastal Bottlenecks Ahead?

🕔May 18, 2018Delta rice farmers are flushing fields like crazy – or pushing into an early flood. Texas growers are scrambling to put water on fields. In Texas, demand for water taxes […]

Arkansas Rice: Time to Flood? Weather Causing Shifting Management Strategies

🕔May 11, 2018Crop Progress Flush’em if you got’em.  It’s hot, and it’s dry.  The current conditions of highs in the upper 80s to low 90s look to continue until some rain chances […]

Rice – Flushing Ramps Up In Midsouth As Heat, Wind Hold Back Crop – AgFax Rice

🕔May 11, 2018Hot, dry weather has forced growers into flushing significant acreage in the Midsouth. Temperatures have edged into the 90s now and windy conditions have further pulled out soil moisture.

Arkansas Rice: Planting Finally Makes Good Progress, Emergence Is Another Story

🕔May 7, 2018Crop Progress “Get busy flushing, or get busy dying…” So maybe that’s not the exact line from Shawshank Redemption, but it would have been if they were growing rice right […]

Rice Crop Making Huge Turnaround This Week – AgFax Rice

🕔May 3, 2018Plenty of heat helps puny plants rebound and gives farmers a huge opening to finish planting the 2018 crop.

Rice – Will Seed Treatments Hold Long Enough After Weather Delays? AgFax Rice

🕔Apr 26, 2018Seed treatments — both the fungicide and insecticide components — are at risk of losing their efficacy where rice was slow to emerge and slow to grow due to cold, […]

Rice: Cold Weather Complicates Early Management, Stalls Emergence – AgFax Rice

🕔Apr 19, 2018Parts of Arkansas set record for average low temperatures and plants in parts of Louisiana are ready for a flood but too short to take one.

Arkansas Rice: Northeast Planting Steams Ahead, Elsewhere Sputtering Along

🕔Apr 16, 2018Crop Progress What a long strange trip it is once again.  When we get to a normal year, someone let me know – I’d like to see that.  Last week’s […]

Arkansas Rice: Planting Feels Slow but Still on Pace; Cold Temps Shouldn’t Be a Problem

🕔Apr 6, 2018Crop Progress Another week, a little more planting progress.  So, Fig. 1 is a cleaned up version from last week that better shows where we are relative to previous years.  […]

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