Arkansas Rice: Too Much Heat, Too Little Water – Disease Questions

🕔Jul 17, 2018Crop Progress “Hey hey, my my, rock n’ roll will never die.”  It’s Friday the 13th and there’s bad news to report – go figure.  Mainly we’re talking about heat […]

Arkansas Rice: Weather Concerns, Disease Difficulties, Boot N Applications

🕔Jul 6, 2018Crop Progress “If we weren’t all crazy, we would go insane.”  Jimmy Buffett knows rice folks well.  The time to get out and scout is in the worst time of […]

Arkansas Rice: Crops Are Heading – Will Temps Cause Flowering Stress?

🕔Jun 29, 2018Crop Progress “Listen, do you smell something?”  That would be the start of heading in Arkansas rice.  The first fields are just starting to pop heads this week 50% heading […]

Arkansas Rice: Disappointing Year for Weed Control

🕔Jun 22, 2018Crop Progress “I ain’t cut out to be no Jesse James; don’t go writin’ hot checks down in Mississippi; and there ain’t no good chain gang.”  There’s also apparently no […]

Arkansas Rice: It’s a Jungle Out There, and There Are No Easy Answers

🕔Jun 15, 2018Crop Progress “It’s a jungle out there, kiddies.  Have a very fruitful day.”  The rice and the weeds are both growing rapidly under the hot, sunny conditions.  Many growers are […]

California Rice: Overall Off to a Good Start

🕔Jun 8, 2018I looked at the USDA planting progress for rice in 2018. What the data show is that 50% of the crop was planted by May 14. That is 5 days […]

Arkansas Rice: Drift Issues; Preflood N Management

🕔May 28, 2018Crop Progress We’re basically planted up, and what’s been planted for at least 5-7 days is emerged.  No more planting and emergence figures!  It’s a good feeling right now as […]

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: Planting Season Wrapping Up, Most Crops Emerged

🕔May 21, 2018Texas Planting season in the Texas Gulf coast is finally wrapping up with only a hand full of fields remaining to be planted. The fields that were planted in the […]

Rice: Planting Wrapping Up, Emergence Still Behind in Delta

🕔May 14, 2018Texas The Texas Gulf Coast rice crop is pushing 98% planted with 97% emerged at this time, with most of the acres left to plant being organic. A majority of […]

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