UACES Facebook Rice Verification

Rice Research Verification Program (RRVP)

Ralph Mazzanti

Ralph Mazzanti

Rice Verification Coordinator (South AR)

Ron Baker

Ron Baker

Rice Verification Coordinator (North AR)

The Rice Research Verification Program started in 1983 and the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board helps fund the program through a rice checkoff program. 

2019 is the 36th year for the program.  Through the 36 years, 494 rice fields have been enrolled in the program.  The five year (2014-2018) average yield for the rice verification fields is 183 bushels per acre.  The state average for that same 5 year period is 164 bushels per acre. 

Higher yields and profits have been the norm observed in RRVP fields since the program began.  This is attributed in part to efficient, research-based management practices developed and recommended by the University of Arkansas Research and Extension programs.  

Anyone interested in enrolling in the program should contact their local County Extension Agent.  Click here for county offices information.


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Jackon Co. RRVP field 2018

Arkansas RRVP Annual Reports

The following link contains the RRVP Annual Reports.  The annual report is a summary of the RRVP for that year, including summaries of each field, tables with all agronomic information, and economic analysis of each field. 


Southern coordinator Ralph Mazzanti scouting for weeds in Verification rice field
Ralph Mazzanti scouting for weeds in RRVP field, 2019.