Arkansas Rice: Improved Weather Hopeful for Grain Fill; Isolated Hail Damage

🕔Jul 30, 2018Crop 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, 2018Crop 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, 2018Hybrid 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, 2018Crop 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, 2018Leaf 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, 2018Crop 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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Don’t Wait Too Long to Manage Kernel and False Smut

🕔Jun 29, 2018For most consistent results in suppressing kernel and false smuts, we recommend fungicides that contain propiconazole with a Tilt equivalent rate minimum of about 6 fl oz per acre, applied […]

Louisiana Rice: Is Your Disease Plan Ready?

🕔May 29, 2018This year we moved out of the cold and cool conditions of March and moved straight into summer, bypassing any of the gradual warming typical of spring. The summer temperatures […]

Arkansas Rice: Late Season Rain Exacerbates Disease Problems

🕔Aug 9, 2017According to Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist, over 70% of Arkansas rice is headed, most in the southern Arkansas. Of these fields, most are ready for harvest or close […]

Arkansas Rice: Bacterial Panicle Blight – 6 Things to Look For

🕔Jul 28, 2017No 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) […]

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