CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - April showers delayed planting for Arkansas farmers, but now seeds are in the ground.
"A lot of progress has been made in the last week and a half," said Brookland farmer Scott Gibson. "The equipment we have now can catch us up in a hurry."
However, while farmers play catch up, they have a new pest to worry about: blackbirds.
Gibson said it seems these birds were waiting for this moment to arise.
During planting season, blackbirds will dig up the seeds and pull up the rice plants in their early stages.
However, Gibson said the AV-1011, or any bird repellent for that matter, is not worth it.