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Rice Production in Arkansas

In 2019, Arkansas rice producers harvested 1,126,000 acres and the state average yield of 166.2 bu/acre (7,480 lb/acre) was the fifth highest on record.  

  • Arkansas accounted for 46% of total U.S. rice production and 46% of the total acres planted in 2019. 
  • Currently, rice is grown in 40 of the state's 75 counties, primarily in the eastern one-half of the state but also in the Arkansas, Ouachita, and Red River Valleys in the west and southwest areas of the state.
  • Rice ranks as one of the top three crop commodities in cash receipts for Arkansas farmers.

Highlighted Rice Information Sheets

2020 Rice Management Guide

2020 AR Rice Cultivar Testing Preliminary Yield Reports

2020 Arkansas Furrow-Irrigated Rice Handbook

2020 Arkansas Rice Quick Facts

2020 Managing Water-Seeded Rice in Arkansas

2016-2018 Rice Seeding Rate Studies

2017 Fungicide Timing for Selected Rice Diseases

2016-2018 Rice Planting Date Studies

Alternate Wetting & Drying Rice Management

2019 Rice Research Verification Program Annual Report

2015 Arkansas Rice Pocket Guide

Tips for Multiple Inlet Rice Irrigation 

DD50 Rice Management Program 

RIS 172 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials - See more at: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/publications/#sthash.sMlH0WiV.dpuf
RIS 172 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials - See more at: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/publications/#sthash.sMlH0WiV.dpuf
RIS 172 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials - See more at: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/publications/#sthash.sMlH0WiV.dpuf
2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials
2011 Cotton Research Verification Annual Report
2011 Cotton Research Verification Annual Report

Arkansas Variety Testing - Rice - Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System

Row Crop Verification - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

RIS 172 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials - See more at: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/publications/#sthash.sMlH0WiV.dpuf

Crop Rotation for Management of Nematodes in Cotton and Soybean - See more at: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/publications/#sthash.tqtULEE4.dpuf

Insect Management | Field Crops - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

Pesticide Training, Licensing, and Education - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

Arkansas Insect Pest Photo Gallery - Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System

Number Date Title
MP154 current

Arkansas Plant Disease Control Products Guide

Disease Management | Field Crops - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

Economics & Marketing - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

Farm Planning ( Budgets, Risk Management, Planning Tools)

Crop Enterprise Budgets for Arkansas Field Crops

Food & Farm Policy

Commodity Markets (Market News, Situation Outlook)

MarketMaker (Farmers' Markets, Locally Grown)

Sustainability

USDA ERS Reports for Crops

USDA ERS Rice Reports

Biosecurity - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

 

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