Arkansas Rice: Planting Nearly Finished, Be Prepared to Cut Levees with Upcoming Rains May 23, 2022

🕔May 23, 2022
The end is near!  For rice planting that is.  The state was reported as 76% planted as of 5/16, but I would wager we were even further along than that […]

Arkansas Rice: Another Slow Start? Apr 5, 2022

🕔Apr 5, 2022
I don’t that anyone has sounded particularly excited about getting started planting this year, but here we are.  Officially as of last Monday, Arkansas had 1% of rice acres planted.  […]

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: Harvest Approaching, Management Options for Rice Stink Bugs Aug 16, 2021

🕔Aug 16, 2021
We’re looking at an unsettled weather pattern for the upcoming week which may be a welcome turn for those tiring of season-long irrigation efforts, but ill timed for others.  The […]

Arkansas Rice: Outlook Increasingly Positive; Time to Drain Some Fields? Aug 9, 2021

🕔Aug 9, 2021
The majority of the crop has now moved into heading with the earliest fields already being drained.  The cool spell around Memorial Day seems to have set overall maturity back […]

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: Scattered, Smothered, and Covered Jul 14, 2021

🕔Jul 14, 2021
Scattered rains occurred across the northeast portion of the state this week.  Once again, a welcome sight for the region with some receiving several inches of rainfall.  The central and […]

Arkansas Rice: Mostly Dry, Many Reasons for Discolorations Jul 6, 2021

🕔Jul 6, 2021
Parts of the state received scattered rainfall amounts yesterday mainly in the northeast, which was very welcome by those that caught it.  However, there were more ‘have-nots’ than ‘haves’ with […]

Arkansas Rice: Time to Address Nutrient Management Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
It’s finally getting hot and dry and feeling like summer.  Mosquitoes are showing up with a vengeance this week and that topic seems to come up in every phone call.  […]

Arkansas Rice: Rain, Rain, Go Away Jun 14, 2021

🕔Jun 14, 2021
“At some point it can’t get any wetter, it can only get deeper.”  The South half of Arkansas is feeling that statement this week.  Torrential rains struck areas of east-central […]

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