Arkansas Rice: Disease Alert – Bacterial Panicle Blight, Sheath Blight on the Upswing

🕔Aug 12, 2016After the hot and dry weather for several weeks, in the last couple of weeks we got rain without a substantial decrease in day or night temperatures. Although it appeared good […]

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Picks Up, Yields Not So Much

🕔Aug 21, 2015Crop Overview Harvest continues to pick up speed in the southern half of the state.  Unfortunately yield reports have yet to pick up along with it.  The general consensus seems […]

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Begins, Too Soon to Predict Yields

🕔Aug 14, 2015Crop Overview Rice harvest has begun on a limited basis in the south and central areas of the state.  To this point, harvested area is too small to get a […]

Arkansas Rice: Determining 50% Heading; Diseases to Scout

🕔Jul 31, 2015Crop Progress The general rule is that you should wait to drain until 25 days after 50% heading for long grain cultivars and 30 days after 50% heading for medium-grain […]

Arkansas Rice: High Night Time Temps a Concern

🕔Jul 27, 2015Crop Progress We’re now at about 14 consecutive days with nighttime temperatures of 75+ degrees.  It looks like we’ll reach 20 days before we see any relief.  The best news […]

Arkansas Rice: Bacterial Panicle Blight – Hard on Yields, Difficult to Control

🕔Apr 16, 2015Bacterial panicle blight (BPB) is an important disease in Arkansas rice that has caused huge losses over the years, including 1995, 2010 and 2011. The cause was identified about 1996 […]

Louisiana: Rice Farmers Learn Latest on LSU Disease Research

🕔Aug 27, 2014LSU AgCenter scientists held a field tour at the Rice Research Station here on Aug. 26 to discuss their work on controlling the major diseases that afflict rice. Clayton Hollier, […]

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Slow Going with Heat and Humidity

🕔Aug 22, 2014Crop Progress The heat is finally here. And so is the humidity. Fields that have been drained and are waiting on harvest are having a hard time dropping in moisture. […]

Arkansas Rice: A Long Way to Go but Slowly Getting There

🕔Aug 8, 2014Crop Progress Rice fields are actually being drained. It has taken us seemingly forever to get to this point, but here we are. Plenty of fields still have a long […]

Louisiana: Rice Blast Confirmed

🕔Jun 18, 2014Dr. Johnny Saichuk found some blast lesions on Jupiter. I also checked a sample of CL261 from Church Point that had significant leaf blast. This is the latest date that […]

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