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Hot, dry weather conspired against Arkansas grass control this season

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Tom Barber, Extension weed scientist for the University of Arkansas System, says unusual rainfall patterns made this season a rough one for many Arkansas crops. “This is the grassiest rice crop we’ve seen in a while, but it’s also been a difficult year for many crops,” he says. “We had a lot of rain early, and then by May it ... Read More »

Arkansas rice still on track despite rollercoaster spring weather

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As the nation’s No. 1 rice producer, Arkansas can have an outsized effect on U.S. rice production one year to the next, depending on fates largely tied to the weather. And 2018 is shaping up to be anything but simple — or predictable. “The rice crop looks great at the moment, but it’s been a difficult season,” says Jarrod Hardke, ... Read More »