Missouri Rice: Planting Hampered by Wet Conditions Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Sporadic sunny skies after three months of steady rain have made planting a mixed bag in rice country in and around Missouri. On Blake Gerard’s operation in nearby Cairo, Illinois, […]

Texas Rice: Early Planting Is Key to Success Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Rice planting is progressing rapidly in the Texas rice production belt.  Some producers even finished up very early this year. L.G. Raun, who farms near El Campo, planted his entire […]

Arkansas Rice: Farmers Waiting on Weather to Plant Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Planting reports from Arkansas rice country indicate wet conditions are prevailing over warmer temperatures across the state. According to Jennifer James who farms rice in northeast Arkansas, “We had about […]

Louisiana Rice: Farmers Starting Crop With Near-Perfect Conditions Mar 25, 2020

🕔Mar 25, 2020
The recommended planting window for rice in southwest Louisiana begins March 10 and continues until April 15, while the planting window in northeast Louisiana is April 1 through May 5. […]

Louisiana: Rice Crop Starting Well, Planting Continues Mar 25, 2020

🕔Mar 25, 2020
Rice planting is nearing completion in southwest Louisiana, where most of the state’s rice is grown, and it has begun in northeast Louisiana. LSU AgCenter state rice specialist Dustin Harrell said farmers […]

Arkansas Rice, Corn: Herbicide Selection at Planting Mar 17, 2020

🕔Mar 17, 2020
I have had numerous calls and texts over the last week with questions about burndown herbicides and plant-back intervals.  Although there is not much we can do about the rain […]

Arkansas Rice: How Many Intended Acres? Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
There’s a lot going on in the world right now beyond rice, but here we are still trying to get a crop started before long. Hopefully the start and finish […]

Arkansas Rice: Growers Keep Eye Out for Dry Window Feb 14, 2020

🕔Feb 14, 2020
When it comes to deciding between planting rice, soybean or other crops in 2020, it’s not just a question of markets and futures contracts. For many growers, it’s a question […]

Mississippi Rice: Wet Spring Weather Delays Planting Jun 12, 2019

🕔Jun 12, 2019
The third week of March is usually the beginning of rice planting season in Mississippi, but fields were not dry enough to hold tractors until May in most locations. Many […]

Arkansas Rice: Management Considerations for Late Planted Crops Jun 4, 2019

🕔Jun 4, 2019
Rice drills continue to roll up and down eastern Arkansas.  I think most are very aware we’ve been on the slowest planting pace in 25 years to get us here […]

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