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Dr. John R. Leeper has departed from RiceCo

Dr.Leeper had a passion for everything relating to rice and was recognized outside of RiceCo for his many contributions to both rice and agriculture in general. He was an invited presenter at international conferences and wrote articles on a diverse set of topics relating to rice. In the past year John received two awards.

Postemergence Herbicide Options for Rice

After the delayed pre-emergence herbicides, the next step will be early postemergence herbicides. With those, the objective is to kill any weeds that have emerged, and also to get some additional residual into the program.

RiceCo, LLC - Company Overview

RiceCo, LLC develops, markets, and supplies crop protection products for rice producers in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers agricultural chemicals for weed control, yield and milling enhancers, and seeds, as well as technology and services. It sells its products through a network of distributors. 

RiceCo, LLC - Company Overview

RiceCo, LLC develops, markets, and supplies crop protection products for rice producers in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers agricultural chemicals for weed control, yield and milling enhancers, and seeds, as well as technology and services. It sells its products through a network of distributors. 

Tighthead sprangletop in Clearfield rice

Last week I ended the article with a comment that I felt clomazone (Command and now Alert) was the key to helping hold the Clearfield technology together. I feel ALS-resistant barnyardgrass is a bigger threat to the Clearfield system than resistant red rice.

Don’t let weeds get out front

Arkansas has had some rain but a lot of it has been scattered. More is in the forecast and I hope everyone gets one. I am very concerned that the relative ease of weed control last year has too many folks lulled to sleep this year. I know there are a lot of residual herbicide applications in rice that did not get applied timely or if so did not get activated before a flush of grass came through. In those situations, you have to load up right now to get things under control.

Early-Season Weed Control Is The Foundation Of A Successful Crop

With all the news around herbicide resistance and the elaborate ways to combat it, we may have lost sight on good, old-fashioned weed control programs. Fortunately for rice, herbicide resistance pales in magnitude and scale to row crops in the South, but should weigh heavily on your weed control decisions this spring. Hopefully we’ve all learned what can happen if we rely too heavily on one herbicide mode of action for too long.