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Plan For Proactive Rice Weed Control

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Rick Deviney Deviney Ag Service DeWitt, Arkansas While in college, I scouted cotton and worked for a flying service. After graduating, I was a crop duster until 2010 when my friend who had a crop consulting business hired me. I bought him out in 2017 and started Deviney Ag Service on my own. Because I always ... Read More »

Manage Resistance, Practice Stewardship

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Barry Morrell Colusa County Farm Supply Williams, California I was born and raised in Kelseyville in Lake County, California, where my parents were farmers and ranchers. After graduating from Chico State, I worked as a seed salesman for a year, then moved to another company where I was a Pest Control Adviser and field checker. A ... Read More »

Rotate Chemistry, Irrigation Methods

• SPONSORED CONTENT • I am a California Pest Control Adviser and fourth-generation farmer in northern California. We grow rice, dairy, corn and alfalfa. While working on the family farm, I received my PCA license and joined Simplot Crop Solutions seven years ago. Because we had dry weather last year, some rice was planted early, and we continued planting into ... Read More »

Early Post Emergence Timing Is Essential

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Because my family farmed, I have been around agriculture my entire life. In 2001, I started Gifford Crop Consulting, and my son, Miles, will join the business fulltime in May after graduating from Arkansas State University. My wife, Rachel, understands our business and is very supportive. My daughter, Meg, helps with the paperwork and pitches in ... Read More »

Paving The Way To Profitability

• SPONSORED CONTENT • The Helena Agri-Enterprises research group in the West is a true, third-party contract research organization. For example, if a basic manufacturer wants to develop a product and potentially bring it to market to help farmers be more profitable, they can contract us to do the trial work. The rice research we conduct begins with product characterization ... Read More »

Natural Fit In Pinpoint Flood System

• SPONSORED CONTENT • In my area, rice farmers use different methods to plant rice — dry planting and water seeding. Starting clean is rule No. 1 in any rice planting system. An early spring burndown on winter vegetation is usually easy to accomplish but be sure to follow labeled plant-back restrictions for the products you apply. In a water-seeded ... Read More »

Focus On Fertility, Weed Control

My dad, Pete Baughman Jr., was a consultant, so my first job was scouting rice and cotton. After graduating from Mississippi State University, I worked with him for a few years before starting my own consulting business in 2003. We offer a variety of services, including grid soil sampling to generate fertility maps used to make variable-rate fertilizer applications. It’s ... Read More »

Experience, Technology Go Hand In Hand

I grew up in the little community of Richvale, which is a centralized hub for rice in the Sacramento Valley. My spring and summer jobs were driving a tractor for local growers and working at Jones Flying Service. My grandfather and now my parents own a small rice ranch that my wife and I will farm one day. After graduating ... Read More »

Tools for Successful Rice Production

Kevin Emanuel

I grew up in a farming community, worked in ag all through high school and got into the Pest Control Adviser program during college. Today, I am a crop adviser for the Butte County Rice Growers Association. Our rice crop got a late start in 2019 because of May rains. Where rice had not yet been planted, the moisture gave ... Read More »

Take Proactive Stance Against Weeds

Last year, we struggled coming out of the gate with all the rainfall we experienced. It was a challenge to get a rice stand in some fields, which resulted in a lot of replanting. After we finally got the crop up, we battled weeds pretty hard. In our area, we have barnyardgrass, weedy rice and a lot of tighthead (Amazon) ... Read More »