Rice Disease Alert: Leaf Blast Has Started; Sheath Blight Is Bouncing Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
Blast: We received our first report of leaf blast on June 30 in 2020 from Randolph County on a medium grain rice, Titan. Although minimal, blast has been detected this season on […]

Arkansas Rice: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Sheath Blight Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
Time is approaching for April planted rice reaching the need to scout for sheath blight. The earliest rice planted on April 17 at RREC in my research plots is now […]

Arkansas Rice: Scouting for Hydrogen Sulfide Toxicity Jun 22, 2020

🕔Jun 22, 2020
This is a reminder for you to take samples of rice roots from your fields to gauge how much the wet conditions this year followed by the normal permanent flood […]

Arkansas Rice: Nitrogen Management Plans Jun 9, 2020

🕔Jun 9, 2020
Flood-Irrigated Rice While we have seen a drier period emerge, unexpected rains are popping up to further complicate matters. Next week a hurricane has the potential to drop several inches […]

Arkansas Rice: Herbicide Application Considerations Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
As rains are supposed to subside in the coming week and more rice nears flood, residual herbicides will be starting to break. If you are preparing to make postemergence herbicide […]

Arkansas Rice: Using Urease Inhibitors Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
This is the time of year we start applying urea fertilizer to the majority of our crops and also a time when the weather doesn’t seem to cooperate nearly as […]

Arkansas Rice: Time to Get to Flood Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
As of Tuesday, we reportedly hit 85% planting progress. Scattered rains continued around the state this week keeping  things interesting. As one consultant put it, “I waited out one rain […]

Arkansas Rice: Herbicide Injury to Clearfield Hybrids Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
For the past 10 days the largest number of my calls have concerned RT Gemini 214 CL. The overcast conditions plus rainfall and moderate temperatures have made Newpath and Beyond […]

Arkansas Corn: Options After Crop Insurance Final Planting Date May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
For counties in northeast Arkansas, May 1 is the crop insurance “Final Planting Date” for corn. The map below indicates the “Final Planting Dates” for individual counties in Arkansas. After the “Final Planting Date” there are […]

Arkansas Corn, Cotton: Marestail Control Options Apr 30, 2020

🕔Apr 30, 2020
Many calls coming in on marestail (horseweed) control this week, “what can I spray and plant immediately” or “It’s up with my crop now what”?

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