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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 »

Adjust Weed Control To Planting System

I grew up on a rice farm in Acadia Parish, Louisiana. After graduating from McNeese State University, G&H Seed Co. hired me to work in the warehouse and run the seed treatment division. I later transferred to the field and began consulting and now consult for Simplot in Eunice, Louisiana. In 2018, we had a wet fall and were not ... Read More »

Weed Control Options In Conventional Rice

• SPONSORED CONTENT • The 2018 Mississippi rice season was tough, but we ended up with decent yields in most fields. Delays in application timing and levee preparation along with herbicide resistance and hot, dry conditions in May challenged weed control programs. Early planted rice was the easiest to manage. We got good stands, and the herbicides performed well in ... Read More »

Several Factors Affect Weed Control Program

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Looking back at the 2018 season, cooler temperatures resulted in some of the best yields we have seen in a long time. This was pretty much the case for all rice growing regions in California. We also learned we have at least two new species of watergrass that are resistant to almost all the current chemistries. ... Read More »

Weed Control Is Key In Missouri Rice

David (left) and Wes Howard

• SPONSORED CONTENT • My brother, Wes, and I grew up on a cotton and soybean farm in the Bootheel of Missouri. I worked for a consultant after my dad quit farming in 1999, and Wes did custom spraying for eight years. In 2008, I started Heartland Crop Consultants, and Wes and I became partners in the business in 2011. ... Read More »

Research Focus: Rice Weed Management

• SPONSORED CONTENT • I began working in the ag chemistry industry right out of graduate school. My work in rice began in the mid-1980s helping to develop the rice herbicides Whip 1 EC and Whip 360. After 30 years with Bayer CropScience, in 2009, I was offered a position with the Tremont and Lyman Groups where I am the ... Read More »

Collective Effort Ensures Success

SPONSORED CONTENT In 2008, my wife and I bought Sunrise Dusters, which is now located on a facility where my father worked as an ag pilot when I was growing up. Although I don’t fly the planes myself, I feel like I have come full circle. My business philosophy is that I use the airplanes to serve the people who ... Read More »