Monday, April 25, 2011

Circles for Rice Update | by Jake LaRue

In the United States, the following growers (by location) have currently agreed to collaborate with us this growing season:
  • Texas - 1 field
  • South Carolina - 1 field
  • Missouri - 3 to 5 fields
  • Arkansas - 2 to 3 fields

Unlike the 2010 growing season, the rice fields under center pivots is off to a slow start due to excessive rain in the boot heel of Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. If it stops raining, it will probably be another two weeks before some growers can plant. The rice in Texas was planted about two weeks ago and is beginning to emerge. The South Carolina planting will be done in the next two weeks, weather permitting. All we can do at this time is be patiently wait for the soil conditions to improve.