STUTTGART — The Aug. 12 Rice College will offer an intensive full-day look at the challenges facing Arkansas rice producers with a slate of researchers from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Registration deadline for Rice College is Aug. 6, and runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be no registrations on the day of the event. Registration fee is $100. Register at: CollegeRegistration. Rice College will be held at the Pine Tree Research Station in St. Francis County. Continuing education units will be available.

Rice College is held in an every-other-year rotation with Soybean College.

Unlike a regular field day, “this is an opportunity for industry professionals to take part in hands-on demonstrations,” said Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “Our faculty will be showing current research and demonstrations on the challenges we see Arkansas rice producers face every day.

The Rice College highlights include:

Tommy Butts, extension weed scientist: Bolt/STS/non-STS soybean tolerance to ALS herbicides; Row spacing and weed control; Importance of plant-back restrictions

Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist: Identifying and correcting nutrient deficiencies

Jason Norsworthy, professor and weed scientist: Use of Rogue in rice; Loyant coated on urea; Review of seed treatment protection against drift; Rice response to dicamba

Yeshi Wamishe, extension plant pathologist: Identification, scouting, and management of major rice diseases

Nick Bateman and Gus Lorenz, extension entomologists: Insect sampling and ID; Management decisions; Seed treatments and foliar sprays

Donna Frizzell, program associate for the Division of Agriculture: Cultivar selection and management considerations.

For more information about Rice College, contact Hardke at

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