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4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Seedling diseases could prevail in any rice growing fields. However, they can be reduced with proper management. Read tips for their management from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Computer modeling done by weed researchers has shown the best way to tackle resistant barnyardgrass. ""We want to understand how to best protect technologies and herbicides within rice and other crops," says Jason Norsworthy.

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4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
The March 2014 Prospective Plantings report indicated 2014/15 U.S. rice area at 2.88 million acres, up 16 percent from a year earlier. Read more on the increase from this AgFax.com article.

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4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Will 2014 be a repeat of the late-planted, lower-yielding, lower-quality crops of 2010 or 2011 or will it be more similar to last year's record production and higher grain quality? Read more on the current outlook from this Delta Farm Press article.

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4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Rice planting was off to a roaring standstill for much of the Mid-South in early April as wet weather and cold temperatures slowed progress considerably. This Delta Farm Press article has more from state rice specialists and agronomists.

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4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
"Be proactive" - this is the best approach to beat the unexpected effects of sporadic diseases such as bacterial panicle blight (BPB) of rice. Having most of the conventional varieties still susceptible to BPB and with no chemical options at hand, we need to be proactive and implement research indications into our integrated disease management approach. Read more on being proactive from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
I'm guessing around 5% of rice is in the ground to date. Most of it is isolated in places that have lucked into dry conditions. Read more on this early acreage and other current topics of interest for rice producers from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
The weather has finally warmed up and rice is beginning to grow. With the warm weather, there are reports of insect issues. Several consultants have reported seeing armyworms moving into newly emerged rice fields. Read more on the invasion from this AgFax.com article.

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4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
Dustin Harrell, LSU AgCenter agronomist at the Rice Research Station near Crowley, is participating in a multi-state study on arsenic in rice to determine if levels of the element are higher in different varieties and to see if varied flooding methods affect arsenic content. Read more on the research from this AgFax.com article.

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3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
U.S. farmers will plant fewer acres of corn in 2014 and more acres of cotton and soybeans, according to USDA's March 31 Prospective Plantings report. The acreage estimates are based on surveys of 84,000 farmers during the first two weeks of March. Read more on acreage from the highlights in this Delta Farm Press article.

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