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UC hosts free weedy rice workshop, Aug. 1

The University of California Cooperative Extension will host a free weedy rice workshop, from 10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 1, at the Colusa Casino Chairman’s Room in Colusa. Weedy rice, an all-inclusive term for red rice and undesirable outcrossings, was confirmed in about six California rice fields in 2003. By 2016, it had exploded and had been found in about 60 fields ... Read More »

Horizon Ag plans Arkansas field day for Aug. 13

Horizon Ag Arkansas field day

The 2019 Horizon Ag Arkansas Field Day, featuring CLM04 and CLL15, two new Clearfield rice varieties developed by the University of Arkansas, will be held Aug. 13 at Coleman Farms near Jonesboro, Arkansas. Attendees also will have a chance to see and hear how the Provisia Rice System, with varieties PVL01 and the new PVL02, is enabling farmers to effectively ... Read More »

RiceTec to highlight hybrid advances at Arkansas field day

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RiceTec plans to shot off its new herbicide-tolerant products, the FullPage Rice Cropping Solution, at its Arkansas field day, Aug. 6, in Harrisburg. FullPage hybrids are paired with Preface and Postscript herbicides from Adama. Both are IMI herbicides labeled only for use with FullPage hybrids. Field day speakers also will discuss irrigation management. As a tradition at field day, the ... Read More »

July 18 Rohwer Field Day to feature rice fertility management

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Better ways to manage weeds, soil fertility and learning the latest in variety breeding and testing are part of the wide-ranging agenda at the July 18 Row Crops Field Day at the Rohwer Research Station. This event, the first of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station’s row crop field days, will feature a lineup of University of Arkansas System Division of ... Read More »

The ‘Year of Weedy Rice’

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Infestations point out need for Provisia system to clean up fields. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • 2019 could very well be dubbed the “year of weedy rice” — at least in Southwest Louisiana. Even growers who have been diligent about rogueing Clearfield rice fields or rotating to soybeans have seen more weedy rice than usual. The jury is still ... Read More »

U.S. makes first rice sale to China

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• By Sarah Moran • After decades chasing the enormous China market, a sale of U.S. rice was confirmed last week. “This sale marks a turning point for the U.S. rice industry and its relationship with China as the it is the first ever of U.S. rice to a private importer and is truly historic as it sets the stage ... Read More »

Match fungal disease to best fungicide application timing

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• By Yeshi Wamishe and Jarrod Hardke • Drs. By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension rice pathologist, and Jarrod Hardke, Extension rice agronomist, provide the optimum fungicide timing window for various fungal diseases below. You also can download this information and more by clicking Blast: For neck and panicle blast, two applications may be required for maximum suppression with the first at ... Read More »

Don Groth receives inaugural LSU rice research chair

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• By Bruce Schultz • The Louisiana Rice Research Board provided an additional $500,000 earmarked for research during the recent annual LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station field day at Crowley. Those funds bring the total to $1.5 million set aside from Colombian Free Trade Agreement money that must be designated for rice research in Louisiana. Interest generated ... Read More »

Tim Burcham named director of Arkansas’ Northeast Rice Research Center

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Tim Burcham will be stepping up his duties with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture as director of its planned Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center. Burcham was previously dean of the Agriculture College at Arkansas State University and held a joint appointment with the Division of Agriculture. ASU in Jonesboro is one of the campuses that works ... Read More »

USDA planting report shows higher-than-expected Arkansas rice acres

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The strangeness of Arkansas’ rain-soaked planting season sloshed over into Friday’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Acreage report, with the agency saying it would be collecting additional information on the state’s soybeans and cotton. NASS said that in July, it would collect information on crops in 14 states, including a recount on soybeans and cotton in Arkansas, since neither had reached ... Read More »