Friday, October 23, 2009

Update on rice happenings around the world

rice harvest ArkansasIn the US, rice harvest still is far behind due to extremely wet weather.  Another one of the pivots in the 2009 Valley trials from this summer was harvested and the dry yield average for the field is estimated to be 140bu/ac (6.6mt/ha) which considering the water stress the field experienced is good.  Plots continue to be harvested at different locations and as soon as we have the data we will pass it on.

The crop in Pakistan has headed and there is some concern about blast and the field is being treated with Redomil Gold and Score. 

Dr. Concenco reports that several of the fields in Brazil have been planted and a couple still need to be planted.  It has been dry and one farmer is needing to irrigate to germinate the rice while others are waiting for rain due to low levels in their reservoris.

Have a great week and we will talk with you again next week!