Arkansas Rice: Scattered, Smothered, and Covered Jul 14, 2021

🕔Jul 14, 2021
Scattered rains occurred across the northeast portion of the state this week.  Once again, a welcome sight for the region with some receiving several inches of rainfall.  The central and […]

Louisiana Rice: Start Scouting Fields for Diseases Jun 9, 2021

🕔Jun 9, 2021
With rice fields finally growing and fields at permanent flood, rice farmers need to be on the lookout for diseases. There are many critical areas in rice production and disease […]

Arkansas Rice: Sooty Mold Not the Same as Kernel Smut Aug 29, 2019

🕔Aug 29, 2019
When harvest is delayed due to rain or other circumstances, one of the common phenomenon in fields that received higher rates of nitrogen fertilization is invasion by sooty mold. Lodged […]

Arkansas Rice: Managing Kernel, False Smut with Fungicides Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019
To 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: 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: 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: 8 Q&A on Kernel Smut, False Smut Jul 18, 2018

🕔Jul 18, 2018
Hybrid Rice 1. I have my fields planted with hybrid rice this year. They were all planted early in the last week of April. Do I need any fungicide application […]

Arkansas Rice: Weather Concerns, Disease Difficulties, Boot N Applications Jul 6, 2018

🕔Jul 6, 2018
Crop Progress “If we weren’t all crazy, we would go insane.”  Jimmy Buffett knows rice folks well.  The time to get out and scout is in the worst time of […]

Arkansas Rice: 3 Diseases – Application Timing is Important Jul 4, 2018

🕔Jul 4, 2018
Leaf blast So far (as of 7/3) in 2018, a total of 10 Arkansas counties have reported blast in rice. These include: Lonoke, Randolph, Poinsett, Pulaski, Lawrence, Greene, Woodruff, Monroe, […]

Arkansas Rice: Crops Are Heading – Will Temps Cause Flowering Stress? Jun 29, 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018
Crop Progress “Listen, do you smell something?”  That would be the start of heading in Arkansas rice.  The first fields are just starting to pop heads this week 50% heading […]

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