Arkansas Rice: Sheath Blight Concern After Days of Heavy Rain

🕔Jul 19, 2019High humidity and warm temperatures are the best recipe for sheath blight (Figure 1) disease to progress fast (Figure 2) in rice. The disease progresses fast both vertically and horizontally. […]

Arkansas Corn: Southern Rust – Time to Scout

🕔Jul 12, 2019Southern rust was detected earlier this week (July 9) in Woodruff Co. near Augusta.  Disease incidence and severity was low (one leaf on two plants with 30-40 pustules/leaf) on corn […]

Arkansas: 2019 Rice College Scheduled, Stuttgart, Aug. 1

🕔Jul 12, 2019The University of Arkansas will be hosting the 2019 Rice College on Thursday, August 1st, from 8am-1pm. The event will be held at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Rice […]

Arkansas Insects: Moth Numbers Spiking, Plant Bugs Moving into Cotton

🕔Jul 9, 2019Soybean This past week much of the state saw a sharp increase in moth catches. This is right on time with our usual July 4th bollworm flight.  Most years these moths […]

Arkansas Rice: Managing Kernel, False Smut with Fungicides

🕔Jul 5, 2019To guard your rice crop from kernel and false smut, a protective fungicide application should be made from early boot to mid-boot for optimum suppression. Currently, triazole fungicides containing propiconazole (Tilt equivalents) or difenoconazole are the commercially […]

Arkansas Rice: Maximizing Fungicide Applications

🕔Jun 25, 2019Disease occurs when a virulent pathogen, a susceptible host and favorable environment are in perfect alignment.  In the absence of one of the three factors, the chance for disease to occur […]

Arkansas Rice: Sedge-pocalypse – Identification and Management

🕔Jun 24, 2019Sedges have exploded across Arkansas in 2019 throughout different cropping systems. Additionally, a variety of unique sedge species have made themselves known this year, and others have popped up in […]

Arkansas Rice: Sheath Blight and Potassium Deficiencies

🕔Jun 24, 2019Scouting and Treating for Sheath Blight in Rice As various fields pass midseason it’s time to scout closely for disease. Conditions seem to be nearly ideal for sheath blight development. […]

Arkansas Rice: Making Midseason Fertilizer Decisions – What, When, How

🕔Jun 24, 2019Unfortunately, many decisions were made last week with the idea that there would be a lot of rain this week. Not so much. This has resulted in missing activation of […]

Arkansas: Keep an Eye Open for These Insect Pests

🕔Jun 21, 2019Soybean A few people have called this past week about finding 4 or 5 small corn earworms per 25 sweeps in blooming soybeans. In this situation the corn earworm virus […]

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