question for a rice farmer

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  1. possumfoot

    possumfoot Elite Refuge Member

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    looking for the shortest season rice i can find for next year. want something that i can have mature (not dried) by sept 1. any suggestions. also, have been told that atrazine will knock rice out, but have read that rice naturally has an atrazine resistant gene. only about a 1/2 acre plot on the bottom end of a flood irrigated corn field.
     
  2. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    I am not a famer, but Well's, and Bengia are the most popular varieties. You are way late, though. I'm not sure if there is a "duck corn"equivalent for rice…... Might wanna call your local Co op, DU biologist,………... or MS state university. you'll probably get way better info there than off of this site. Nobody come around here anymore anyway.
     
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    ment to plant next spring. for 2017-18 season. way i look at it, last season is over and this season has not started yet. but i may give MS state a call. or e-mail.
     
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    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Since you are already planting corn, You might consider planting "Grassy Corn" / dirty corn"….Basically strips of corn with millet & weeds in between. we've been planting like this in MO for years with good results.

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    MS. state helped us with the details.
     
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  5. Porter Bayou

    Porter Bayou Senior Refuge Member

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    Not a rice farmer either, but you're gonna be hard pressed to find many very early, less than 105 day maturity, varieties. Most varieties are 115-120 day maturity. Go to MSUcares and check out a few of their variety trials. I'd recommend a conventional variety like Rex or Lakast. Both averaged in the 230-250 bu/ac range. They released another variety last year, or maybe supposed to get released this year called Thad. Supposedly getting really good results. If you can get any of these varieties in the ground before April 15, you should be golden by the 1st of September.
     
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    I know two or three .. rice farmers......they hunt the timber with me ! :l:l.....dam a rice field ....
     
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    Damn right! YUCK..
     

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