Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Circles for Rice Update | by Jake LaRue

South Carolina
This year, everyone seems to have the weeds under control here in the U.S. The rice under the center pivot in Texas is in the boot stage and we are adjusting the irrigation schedule as soon the rice will be in the highest use growth stage – early heading. In Missouri, fertilizer is being applied; with the rains, the grower has not had to irrigate as aggressively as last year. The rice in South Carolina is looking good and irrigation applications of 0.30" every other day has been keeping up well with the crop's demand, based on field observations and soil moisture sensors. We will soon be moving up the application depth on this field, but still maintain a two-day rotation.