The challenges growers faced in 2020, including multiple tropical storms and hurricanes as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, seemed to never end. Harvest for many was a challenge, to say the least.
With the 2020 season in your rearview mirror, take time to catch your breath, say good riddance to the year, and review which cultivars performed well and which ones didn’t. There also are a handful of new offerings for 2021 to consider.
In addition, collect soil samples so you’ll know what you need to do to meet your 2021 rice crop’s nutrient needs. As University of Arkansas’ Trent Roberts likes to say, “Don’t guess, soil test.”
These easy-to-use charts, which highlight how different proprietary varieties and hybrids performed in Mid-South trials during 2020, are designed to help with your planting decisions. Consider each field individually along with your goals when making selections for 2021.