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Arkansas rice field day highlights research, hot production issues

• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • More than 250 rice producers, consultants and allied ag industry representatives packed tour trailers during the  University of Arkansas’ recent rice field day at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart. Departing from the Rice Expo format, which included brief research center tours as well as activities for urban residents, this year’s rice field ... Read More »

Belchim USA to distribute Tenchu 20SG insecticide

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Wilmington, Delaware-based Belchim Crop Protection USA will distribute Tenchu 20SG insecticide to control rice stink bugs. The product — registered by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2013 — contains the active ingredient dinotefuran, a neonicotinoid. With more emphasis on quality, many growers are paying closer attention to controlling rice stink bugs, since they can cause pecky rice. If the defect ... Read More »

Improved stink bug sampling could save growers money, energy

aaron cato stink bug sweeping

As rice begins to head in Arkansas, many producers and consultants are checking fields for rice stink bug, but their sampling technique could be costing them money. While working on an improved treatment threshold — which indicates the density of insects per square foot — for rice stink bug, Aaron Cato, a University of Arkansas doctoral entomology candidate, came to ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter shows off row-rice trials in Rayville

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Farmers heard about the benefits and challenges of growing furrow-irrigated rice at a recent Louisiana State University AgCenter row-rice field day. The event was held at the Elliot Colvin Farm near Rayville, where the LSU AgCenter has one of three research fields in a project funded by the Louisiana Rice Research Board. The other two sites are in Tensas and ... Read More »

MSU schedules Rice Field Day for Aug. 2 in Stoneville

Bobby Golden

Mississippi State University will hold its annual Rice Producer Field Day, Aug. 2, at the Delta Research and Extension Center near Stoneville beginning at 3:30 p.m. After a brief welcome at the Capps Center, trailers will depart for the field tour. Among the topics to be covered are rice agronomy, weed control, entomology, pathology and breeding. This year’s field day ... Read More »

California RES sets Rice Field Day for Aug. 29

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The California Rice Experiment Station in Biggs, in partnership with the California Rice Research Foundation and the University of California, will host its annual Rice Field Day Aug. 29. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. with a general session that includes the foundation’s annual membership meeting, followed by the Rice Research Trust Report and California Rice Industry Award. Two field tours ... Read More »

University of Arkansas revamps DD50 program, making it more user friendly

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The University of Arkansas has updated its DD50 rice management program to provide more accurate reports and easier access, especially on mobile devises. The Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board provided funding for the upgrade, says Jarrod Hardke, Extension rice agronomist. Aristotle,Inc., a Little Rock-based web design company, redesigned the DD50 website. Amy Cole, digital media program director for the ... Read More »

Arkansas Rice Field Day returns to field-tour format

jarrod hardke

The Arkansas Rice Expo is taking a hiatus this year, with the annual event in Stuttgart returning to its field-tour format. The Arkansas Rice Field Day at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart is planned for Aug. 3. It features a pair of two-hour field tours that will cover the spectrum of production issues including breeding, irrigation, weed, ... Read More »

Arkansas entomologists work to refine armyworm treatment thresholds

fall armyworms

Fall armyworms, a common pest of soybeans, pastures and lawns, have developed a taste for rice, and Extension entomologists are working on management methods to help producers. Gus Lorenz and Nick Bateman, Extension entomologists with the University of Arkansas, say answers to grower questions aren’t as simple as they’d like. “We’re starting to get a lot of phone calls about ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter showcases breeding efforts at field day

Adam Famoso LSU AgCenter

• By Vicky Boyd, Editor • The Louisiana State University AgCenter rice breeding program isn’t resting on its laurels after the successful release of PVL01, the first variety with tolerance to Provisia herbicide. In the pipeline are PVL108, which makes up for some of the shortcomings of PVL01, as well as a number of conventional varieties and hybrids. Breeders were joined ... Read More »