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#6338321 - 06/17/16 07:55 AM Planting Rice
Teamjefe Offline

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 244
My farmer was supposed to plant some of my units in rice this year but has been unable to get in them because of all the rain. He is trying to plant this weekend. Do you think this is too late?

#6338362 - 06/17/16 08:40 AM Re: Planting Rice [Re: Teamjefe]
snogeese Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 46
Loc: TX
Nope, sure isn,t. You,ll have a late 1st cut, in October, and probably no chance at a second crop. Should woork out fine, cut the rice in Oct. and flood shoertly after. Just in time for the 1st good push of birds. I,ve seen lots of farmers planting late this year with water so available.
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#6338870 - 06/17/16 03:30 PM Re: Planting Rice [Re: Teamjefe]
woodduckhunter Offline

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 213
not late at all, can even go until the middle and latter part of july depending on the variety. there are quite a few varieties that will be at 50% heading in 80 days. if the rice crop was paying your bills it wouldn't be ideal since a 2nd crop wouldn't be an option. quite a bit of late rice being planted since water is readily available. if I remember correctly from your earlier post, he plants organic rice anyway. very seldom does that actually get harvested/cut. but with disking(if they plant on dry seedbed) this late, you should have a good moist soil stand with disking and no chemicals to control it.

#6344797 - 06/23/16 08:06 AM Re: Planting Rice [Re: Teamjefe]
Teamjefe Offline

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 244
This will be organic rice so no chemicals will be used. I was thinking the moist soil stand would be good this year. I will be out there tomorrow morning and will see where we are in the process

#6345291 - 06/23/16 02:34 PM Re: Planting Rice [Re: Teamjefe]
Featherduster Offline
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Registered: 06/15/10
Posts: 5588
Loc: Columbus / Garwood
You are perfectly fine with this late of planting. We got all of our conventional in during the month of April, but due to all the rains we had no choice but to wait this long for organic. Late planting like this can work both ways, it allows a couple more flushes of weeds to come up making your crop grow with not as much competition. The other side is that you will only get one cutting instead of two. Heck, I just finally planted my organic soybeans last Monday. You'll be fine.

What area are you in if you don't mind me asking?


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