The University of Arkansas recently published cultural performance data from the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials (ARPT), Commercial Rice Trials (CRT) in grower fields and from seeding date studies conducted during 2018-2020. These studies are supported through grower check-off funds administered by the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board.
Additional information can be found on the Extension rice website (http://www.uaex.edu/rice) and in the annual B.R. Wells Rice Research Series publication (https://aaes.uark.edu/communications/publications/).
The current reported state average yield for 2019 is 166.7 bushels per acre as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Crop Reporting Service (https://bit.ly/3qxAmnY).
These studies are conducted each year to compare promising experimental lines and newly released cultivars from the breeding programs in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas with established cultivars currently grown in Arkansas.