Louisiana Rice: Weather Deals Blow to Harvest Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019Farmers probably would like to forget the 2019 rice crop, which has been plagued by low yields. Bad weather from the start of the growing season through harvest is being […]

Arkansas: Rice, Soybeans Faced Tough Weather Challenges in 2018 Dec 14, 2018

🕔Dec 14, 2018A year of weather extremes — from a hard-frozen winter to a summer of drought to seemingly endless rains in the fall — took its toll on both rice and soybean, […]

Rice: CRISPR-Edited Plants Produce Major Boost in Grain Yield May 23, 2018

🕔May 23, 2018A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop a variety of rice that produces 25-31 percent more grain […]

Arkansas Rice: ‘Mixed Bag’ Growing Season Finishes with 4th Highest State Yield Dec 15, 2017

🕔Dec 15, 2017A growing season of drought, flood and do-overs may still result in the fourth highest state average yield on record for Arkansas’ rice growers, the nation’s top producer of that […]

Louisiana Rice: Rains Slow Harvest; Yields Look Fair-to-Good Jul 14, 2017

🕔Jul 14, 2017The rice harvest in south Louisiana has gotten off to a wet start that is preventing farmers from getting into their fields, LSU AgCenter rice extension specialist Dustin Harrell said on July […]

Arkansas Rice: Yields Remain Variable, Was It the Heat? Sep 12, 2016

🕔Sep 12, 2016Crop Progress The rollercoaster ride continues.  For many, yields continue to be variable.  Much of our results seem to still be related to planting date and ultimately when the rice […]

Louisiana Rice: What Can You Expect from Late Planted Fields? May 26, 2016

🕔May 26, 2016There have been a few questions about the yield potential of late-planted rice over the past few days. The general rule of thumb for rice planted in May in south […]

Louisiana Rice Farmers See Better-Than-Usual 2nd Crop Dec 3, 2015

🕔Dec 3, 2015South Louisiana rice farmers wrapped up their rice-growing season with an excellent second crop harvest. “Most everybody I’ve talked to is very pleased with the second-crop yields,” said Steve Linscombe, […]

Arkansas Rice: Rains Slow Harvest, Yields Still Down Sep 11, 2015

🕔Sep 11, 2015Crop Overview Various rainfall amounts have hit most of the state over the past couple of days, slowing down harvest progress.  Of greater concern is likely the temperature cooldown expected […]

Arkansas Rice: Perfect Harvest Weather, Less Than Perfect Yields Sep 7, 2015

🕔Sep 7, 2015Crop Overview Harvest weather may be just about perfect, but the results leave a lot to be desired. There continue to be bright spots, but there seem to be just […]

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