Rice Advice Mid-South

Start Clean, Plant Early

I’ve always been involved in agriculture on both sides of my family. In the seventh grade, I wrote the typical “What do you want to be when you grow up?” paper, and my choice was to be a crop consultant. That was my goal even then. In 1995, I worked for the Grenada County Extension office scouting cotton, and in ... Read More »

Herbicide And Fertility Programs

Rusty Elston Elston Crop Management, Inc. Cheneyville, La. Something inside always excited me about agriculture. I worked for Dr. Grady Coburn, who has a consulting business in Cheneyville, for 21 years. I am extremely thankful for the training that I received. He really taught me a lot. In 2003, I opened my own consulting business – Elston Crop Management, Inc. ... Read More »

Addressing Challenges In 2013

Amy Beth Dowdy ABD Crop Consultants, LLC Dexter, Mo. When I was in college, I worked with Terra as a field scout from 1990-92. After that internship, I joined the company full-time as a consultant from 1992-96 and, in 1996, I started my own consulting business – ABD Crop Consultants, LLC. Today, I check rice in the Missouri Bootheel. In ... Read More »

New Tools Prove Helpful To Farmers

Rusty Hestir Hestir Rice Service DeWitt, Ark. After attending the University of Arkansas, I worked for Ag Plans of DeWitt and later for Rice Management, Inc. of DeWitt before starting my own agriculture consulting business, Hestir Rice Service, in 1992. I mainly specialized in rice, but I have expanded my consulting to rice, soybeans, corn and milo. 2012 was a ... Read More »

Good Planning And Early Planting

LANCE RAMTHUN CROP SOLUTIONS, LLC JONESBORO, ARK. (CONSULTS IN CRAIGHEAD, LAWRENCE, POINSETT AND MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES) When my dad began consulting in rice in 1980, we moved to Hoxie, Ark., which is a rice and soybean farming community. Rice and the consulting occupation was all I ever knew growing up. While I was at Arkansas State, I interned with a local ... Read More »

Plan Early For Weed Control

DANNY MOORE MOORE’S PEST MANAGEMENT, INC. MARION, ARK. (CONSULTS IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS) I started scouting cotton while still in high school as a part-time employee with Tom Davis (Biology teacher) in 1980. After college, in 1990 I started my own consulting service checking only cotton. Today, we are a full service consulting business checking all other crops grown in our ... Read More »