UACES Facebook 2020 Arkansas Rice Weed Management Survey
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2020 Arkansas Rice Weed Management Survey

By: Tommy Butts, Tom Barber, and Jason Norsworthy


Picture of heading rice and a field of herbicide-resistant barnyardgrass in rice.

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture weed scientists would like your help in gathering weed management information and understanding your current weed management concerns in rice. Harvest is an excellent time to assess weed control escapes and reevaluate management strategies.

We would appreciate you taking the time to complete a survey regarding your weed management concerns in rice. The survey includes questions detailing general rice weed management strategies, economics, herbicide resistance, and barnyardgrass. If you do choose to participate, we appreciate your feedback and all information will be kept confidential to the extent allowed by applicable State and Federal law. By completing the survey, you are agreeing to allow the use of your responses for research purposes. If you do not wish to complete the survey, your refusal to do so will have not any effect on your relationship with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. To opt out of taking the survey, simply do not complete the survey.

If you have questions or concerns about this study, you may contact Dr. Thomas Butts at (501) 804-7314 or by email at For questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, please contact Ro Windwalker, the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville IRB Coordinator, at (479) 575-2208 or by e-mail at

Information gathered from the survey will provide direct insights into your current weed management practices and allow us to better understand your current concerns with making accurate and efficient weed management decisions. Additionally, the information provided will be used to prioritize research and Extension outreach efforts moving forward to more effectively address your needs.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey, and we look forward to your insightful responses. If you have any questions while taking the survey, please feel free to contact us at the emails listed below.

 Tommy Butts, Extension Weed Scientist,

Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist,

Jason Norsworthy, Weed Scientist,