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Rice, Arkansas, pest management, soil test, grain yield, milling yield, grain quality


Arkansas is the leading rice producing state in the U .S .. representing almost 46% of the total U .S. production and almost 47% of the total acres planted to rice . Rice cultural practices vary across the state and across the U.S. However, due to changing political, environmental, and economic times, the practices arc dynamic. This survey was initiated in 2002 to monitor how the changing times reflect the changes in the way Arkansas rice producers approach their livelihood. The survey was conducted by polling county Extension agents in each of the counties in Arkansas that produce rice. Questions included topics such as till age practices, water sources and irrigation methods, seeding methods, and precision leveling. Information from the University of Arkans as Ric e 0050 Program was included to summarize variety acreage distribution across Arkansas.

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