Rice Production in Arkansas
In 2021, Arkansas rice producers harvested 1,194,000 acres and a record state average yield of 169.6 bu/acre (7,630 lb/acre) was a new state average record.
- Arkansas accounted for 47.5% of total U.S. rice production and 47.8% of the total acres planted in 2020.
- Currently, rice is grown in 40 of the state's 75 counties, primarily in the eastern one-half of the state but also in the Arkansas, Ouachita, and Red River Valleys in the west and southwest areas of the state.
- Rice ranks as one of the top three crop commodities in cash receipts for Arkansas farmers.
Highlighted Rice Information Sheets
|FSA2118||current||Understanding the Numbers on Your Soil Test Report|
|FSA2127||current||Phosphorus Fertilization of Rice|
|FSA2153||current||The Soil Test Report|
|FSA2157||current||Rice Seeding Rate Recommendations for Arkansas|
|FSA2164||current||Factors Affecting Rice Milling Quality (color)|
|FSA2165||current||Potassium Requirements and Fertilization of Rice and Irrigated Soybeans|
Arkansas Variety Testing - Rice - Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System
Row Crop Verification - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
|FSA2162||current||Flag the Technology Brochure|
|MP479||current||Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth and Ryegrass Management|
|MP519||current||Row-Crop Plant-Back Intervals for Common Herbicides (12x18 trifold) (color)|
|n/a||n/a||Herbicide Resistance - A Growing Issue in Arkansas
Ken Smith, UACES Weed Scientist & Committee Chair | Arkansas Herbicide Resistance Committee
Weed Management | Field Crops.- Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
|FSA7057||current||Rice Stink Bug in Arkansas|
|MP438||current||Identifying Stink Bugs in Arkansas Crops|
|FSA7085||current||Rice Insecticide Seed Treatments: Is There Value to the Arkansas Rice Producer?|
|MP144||current||Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas Rice|
Insect Management | Field Crops - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Pesticide Training, Licensing, and Education - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Arkansas Insect Pest Photo Gallery - Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System
Disease Management | Field Crops - Pest Management | Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
|FSA2167||current||N-ST*R: Nitrogen-Soil Test for Rice|
|FSA2168||current||N-ST*R Soil Sample Bucket and Soil Sample Collection (color)|
|n/a||current||N-ST*R Protocol for Rice Produced on Clay Soils 2021|
|n/a||current||N-ST*R Protocol for Rice Produced on Silt Loam Soil 2021|
Water Management - Environment & Nature | Arkansas Extension
|FSA38||current||Economic Benefits of No-Till in a Rice-Soybean Rotation|
Economics & Marketing - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Farm Planning ( Budgets, Risk Management, Planning Tools)
Commodity Markets (Market News, Situation Outlook)
MarketMaker (Farmers' Markets, Locally Grown)
Biosecurity - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
Soil Test Reports Online
Soil Testing & Research Laboratory in Marianna, Arkansas.
Agricultural Technology - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension
- Arkansas Row Crops Blog
The latest news and recommendations from Extension specialists across all row crops.
- Water Management
Irrigation methods and water conservation research from Extension specialists.
- Center for Agricultural & Rural Sustainability
Balancing the demands of community, agriculture and ecosystems.