As they say, no two years are alike. 2021, with early periods of cold, wet weather, differed from the tropical storm- and hurricane-plagued 2020 season.
Nearing the end of 2021, many rice growers reported strong yields, prompting optimism for 2022.
With the past season in your rearview mirror, take time to relax, say farewell to the year, and review which cultivars did well and which ones didn’t. Also check out university trial results to see how different cultivars performed in various locations.
Fertilizer prices continue to rise, so it pays to collect soil samples to know how sufficient or deficient your soil is. As University of Arkansas’ Trent Roberts likes to say, “Don’t guess, soil test.”
These easy-to-use charts, which highlight proprietary variety and hybrid traits for the Mid-South, Texas and the South, are designed to help with your planting decisions. Consider each field individually along with your goals when making selections for 2022.