Arkansas Rice: Drain Timing; 1st Fields Nearing Harvest Aug 3, 2018

🕔Aug 3, 2018
Crop Progress “It’s not so much the heat, it’s the humidity.”  But seriously, that describes current conditions.  Temperatures are pretty nice, but the humidity is keeping it a little miserable […]

Arkansas Rice: Improved Weather Hopeful for Grain Fill; Isolated Hail Damage Jul 30, 2018

🕔Jul 30, 2018
Crop Progress “Pretty good.  Not bad.  I can’t complain.  But actually, everything is just about the same.”  We’re holding steady as another week goes by and rice rolls along.  Scattered […]

Arkansas Rice: Bacterial Panicle Blight – 7 Common Questions Jul 27, 2018

🕔Jul 27, 2018
1. Can I scout for bacterial panicle blight? No. But monitoring your field for bacterial panicle blight would help you know if it prevailed and thus be helpful in determining seed […]

Arkansas Rice: Crop 50% Heading; Conditions Ripe for Disease Development Jul 24, 2018

🕔Jul 24, 2018
Crop Progress “It never rains in Southern California.”  That song came on just as we were getting some of the first measurable rainfall in weeks.  Just wait a while and […]

Arkansas Rice: Time It Right – Be Ahead of Diseases Before Planting Mar 21, 2018

🕔Mar 21, 2018
Following adequate cultural practices is an important disease management strategy along with planting resistant cultivars. In addition, seed treatment fungicides are cheaper and easier than spray fungicides. Balancing N, P, […]

Arkansas Rice: Bacterial Panicle Blight – 6 Things to Look For Jul 28, 2017

🕔Jul 28, 2017
No bacterial panicle blight (BPB) has been reported from commercial fields to date (7/28). However, we have started seeing some on conventional rice at RREC (Rice Research and Experiment Center) […]

Arkansas Rice: Crop Progressing Quickly, Leaf Blast Widespread Jul 21, 2017

🕔Jul 21, 2017
Industry News While the news is spreading far and wide, it’s still worth mentioning the signed phytosanitary agreement between the U.S. and China.  This is the first step in opening […]

Arkansas Rice: Rain Exacerbating Late Season Disease Pressure Aug 22, 2016

🕔Aug 22, 2016
Temperatures have been moderate with frequent rain in this couple of weeks.  Some rice diseases were also in progress. Sheath Blight Sheath blight still continues to move up in untreated […]

Mississippi Rice: Bacterial Panicle Blight in Multiple Delta Fields Aug 18, 2016

🕔Aug 18, 2016
The symptoms associated with bacterial panicle blight are generally first observed on the bottom of developing kernels.  In advanced stages of the disease, bacterial panicle blight can result in panicles […]

Arkansas Rice: Rice Stink Bugs, Diseases on Up Swing as Harvest Nears Aug 15, 2016

🕔Aug 15, 2016
Crop Progress Field draining continues at an increasingly rapid pace.  However, there are some fields still just heading as harvest begins.  There have been mostly positive reports from the field […]

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