Tag Archives: rice advice

Plan For Proactive Rice Weed Control

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Rick Deviney Deviney Ag Service DeWitt, Arkansas While in college, I scouted cotton and worked for a flying service. After graduating, I was a crop duster until 2010 when my friend who had a crop consulting business hired me. I bought him out in 2017 and started Deviney Ag Service on my own. Because I always ... Read More »

Manage Resistance, Practice Stewardship

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Barry Morrell Colusa County Farm Supply Williams, California I was born and raised in Kelseyville in Lake County, California, where my parents were farmers and ranchers. After graduating from Chico State, I worked as a seed salesman for a year, then moved to another company where I was a Pest Control Adviser and field checker. A ... Read More »

Rotate Chemistry, Irrigation Methods

• SPONSORED CONTENT • I am a California Pest Control Adviser and fourth-generation farmer in northern California. We grow rice, dairy, corn and alfalfa. While working on the family farm, I received my PCA license and joined Simplot Crop Solutions seven years ago. Because we had dry weather last year, some rice was planted early, and we continued planting into ... Read More »

Early Post Emergence Timing Is Essential

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Because my family farmed, I have been around agriculture my entire life. In 2001, I started Gifford Crop Consulting, and my son, Miles, will join the business fulltime in May after graduating from Arkansas State University. My wife, Rachel, understands our business and is very supportive. My daughter, Meg, helps with the paperwork and pitches in ... Read More »

Paving The Way To Profitability

• SPONSORED CONTENT • The Helena Agri-Enterprises research group in the West is a true, third-party contract research organization. For example, if a basic manufacturer wants to develop a product and potentially bring it to market to help farmers be more profitable, they can contract us to do the trial work. The rice research we conduct begins with product characterization ... Read More »

Natural Fit In Pinpoint Flood System

• SPONSORED CONTENT • In my area, rice farmers use different methods to plant rice — dry planting and water seeding. Starting clean is rule No. 1 in any rice planting system. An early spring burndown on winter vegetation is usually easy to accomplish but be sure to follow labeled plant-back restrictions for the products you apply. In a water-seeded ... Read More »

Adjust Weed Control To Planting System

I grew up on a rice farm in Acadia Parish, Louisiana. After graduating from McNeese State University, G&H Seed Co. hired me to work in the warehouse and run the seed treatment division. I later transferred to the field and began consulting and now consult for Simplot in Eunice, Louisiana. In 2018, we had a wet fall and were not ... Read More »

Rotate Herbicides To Help Avoid Resistance

Matteoli brothers

• SPONSORED CONTENT • My brother, Jon, and I got our start in the late 1980s when the farm economy was in a decade-long slump. Commodity prices were below cost of production, interest rates on capital were in the double digits, land prices had hit rock bottom and farm foreclosures were skyrocketing. These unfortunate factors created the opportunity for the ... Read More »

Reduce Competition For Nutrients, Water

Alex Dean

• SPONSORED CONTENT • In the summer of my junior year in high school, I started working with Arkansas crop consultant Eddy Cates. He kept me around while I was in college and even guaranteed me work in the winter pulling soil samples. After graduating from Arkansas State University, I worked for him full-time for a couple years and then ... Read More »

Weed Control Options In Conventional Rice

• SPONSORED CONTENT • The 2018 Mississippi rice season was tough, but we ended up with decent yields in most fields. Delays in application timing and levee preparation along with herbicide resistance and hot, dry conditions in May challenged weed control programs. Early planted rice was the easiest to manage. We got good stands, and the herbicides performed well in ... Read More »