Arkansas Rice: Late Season Rain Exacerbates Disease Problems Aug 9, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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) […]

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

🕔Jul 21, 2017Industry 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: Managing Kernel and False Smut with Fungicides Jul 4, 2017

🕔Jul 4, 2017Cultural disease management strategies are beneficial in reducing kernel and false smut disease pressure. Historically, both kernel and false smut are severe in late-planted, susceptible rice cultivars raised in a […]

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

🕔Aug 22, 2016Temperatures 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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Rain Creating More Late Season Disease Problems Aug 20, 2016

🕔Aug 20, 2016Sheath Blight Sheath blight still continues to move up in untreated fields likely causing some late season damage. You may be seeing heavy production of sclerotia by the fungus as […]

Arkansas Rice: Timing of Protective Fungicides to Suppress Kernel and False Smut Crucial Jul 11, 2016

🕔Jul 11, 2016Rice fields having history of kernel and/or false smut applied with excessive nitrogen are prone to smuts in susceptible rice. Unfortunately under favorable conditions, most rice cultivars are susceptible including […]

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Picks Up, Yields Not So Much Aug 21, 2015

🕔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 […]

Mo Way on Texas Rice: Hot, Dry Weather Brings Smut, Stink Bugs Aug 7, 2015

🕔Aug 7, 2015It’s been hot and dry since the end of June which is good for harvest. However, I’m a little concerned about panicle blight which can be associated with high night […]

Arkansas Rice: Determining 50% Heading; Diseases to Scout Jul 31, 2015

🕔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 […]

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