Tag Archives: Weed Control

Strange Is The New Normal

Dr. Jarrod T. Hardke Arkansas Rice Extension Agronomist University of Arkansas, Cooperative Extension Service jradke@uaex.edu Strange is the New Normal Arkansas rice farming in 2014 was a lot like a line heard often about playing cards: it wasn’t necessarily a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. Luck also played a large role. 2014 was ... Read More »

Weed Control- Hot Topic in Rice

Wayne Dulaney -Lead Agronomist, Dulaney Seed, Inc., Clarksdale, Miss. After graduating from Mississippi State in 1996, I went to work for an ag retailer, where I made myself the “rice expert” in what was predominately cotton country at that time. I grew up on a rice farm, interned with a crop protection company during the summers making rice herbicide recommendations, ... Read More »

A Work in Progress

Be proactive in controlling resistant weeds When weed resistance in rice first appeared, it soon became clear that a silver bullet herbicide program was not magically going to materialize to solve the problem. Everyone involved with weeds in the rice industry went to work to come up with programs to fit most resistance issues. However, even though these programs have ... Read More »

Choose Herbicides & Apply Correctly

Eric Benzel – Pest Control Adviser, Big Valley Ag Services, Gridley, CA While attending California State University-Chico, I worked for the University of California Cooperative Extension office in Butte County conducting rice research. After graduation, I obtained my license and became a rice PCA. Last year, right out of the gate, we had cooperative spring weather. It was dry, so ... Read More »

Focus On Weeds & Fertility

Focus On Weeds & Fertility Greg Pylman Pest Control Adviser, Wilbur-Ellis Company Willows, California I grew up on a small farm in the Delta. After graduating from Chico State, I had an opportunity to enter the fertilizer industry. I took the required proficiency exam to obtain a Pest Control Adviser license, went into sales at a fertilizer business, then joined ... Read More »

Flexible Weed Control

By Dr. Drew Ellis Greenville, Miss. The theme of the 2012 rice-growing season was “early.” Dry conditions enabled many in the Mid-South to get in the fields ahead of schedule. This early planting led, in some instances, to slower-growing rice and extended weed growth, stretching residual pre-emergence herbicide applications to the breaking point and causing many to rethink pre- and ... Read More »

Good Planning And Early Planting

LANCE RAMTHUN CROP SOLUTIONS, LLC JONESBORO, ARK. (CONSULTS IN CRAIGHEAD, LAWRENCE, POINSETT AND MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES) When my dad began consulting in rice in 1980, we moved to Hoxie, Ark., which is a rice and soybean farming community. Rice and the consulting occupation was all I ever knew growing up. While I was at Arkansas State, I interned with a local ... Read More »

Industry News

Siebenmorgen Recognized With Friend Of The Farmer Award Terry Siebenmorgen, University Professor of Food Science and director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Rice Processing Program, is the recipient of the Riceland Foods 2012 Friend of the Farmer award. Siebenmorgen has worked in the field of rice research throughout his almost 30-year career, with an emphasis on ... Read More »

Plan Early For Weed Control

DANNY MOORE MOORE’S PEST MANAGEMENT, INC. MARION, ARK. (CONSULTS IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS) I started scouting cotton while still in high school as a part-time employee with Tom Davis (Biology teacher) in 1980. After college, in 1990 I started my own consulting service checking only cotton. Today, we are a full service consulting business checking all other crops grown in our ... Read More »

Sustainable Agriculture

U.S. rice industry committed to taking proactive stance By Carroll Smith Editor Almost three years ago, buyers in the rice industry were getting requests from end users about sustainability and U.S. rice farming sustainability practices. Today, sustainable agriculture has become a buzzword, especially with consumers. To define what sustainability means for U.S. rice production and ensure a long-term and viable ... Read More »