Rice Disease Alert: Leaf Blast Has Started; Sheath Blight Is Bouncing Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
Blast: We received our first report of leaf blast on June 30 in 2020 from Randolph County on a medium grain rice, Titan. Although minimal, blast has been detected this season on […]

Arkansas Rice: Reasons To Worry About Disease Jul 22, 2019

🕔Jul 22, 2019
With all the rain from the tropical system known as Barry, sheath blight is picking up speed and we need to stay in front of it. Scout and treat based […]

Dossett on Rice: Why Bullish? Look Closely at China and India Stocks Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019
Thai rice prices continue to climb, rising $3 this week.  The Bangkok Post reports that China controls as much as 120 MM tons of old rice. The Post article also […]

Arkansas Rice: Leaf Blast Reported in Randolph County Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019
Rice leaf blast is right on time. As of today, June 18, the first report of blast has been made from Randolph County on a medium grain rice, Titan (Figure […]

Arkansas Rice: Moisture Fuels a Blast Epidemic – Be Ready to Scout Jun 14, 2019

🕔Jun 14, 2019
There is already dew in the mornings and rain is in the forecast. Even with planting being later this year, it may still be time to start scouting for leaf […]

Texas Rice: Leaf Blast Alert Jun 14, 2019

🕔Jun 14, 2019
A severe outbreak of leaf blast occurred on more than 300 acres of rice fields in China, Jefferson County, Texas. The affected variety was medium-grain Jupiter at the panicle differentiation […]

Arkansas Rice: Too Much Heat, Too Little Water – Disease Questions Jul 17, 2018

🕔Jul 17, 2018
Crop Progress “Hey hey, my my, rock n’ roll will never die.”  It’s Friday the 13th and there’s bad news to report – go figure.  Mainly we’re talking about heat […]

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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Is Titan the New Jupiter? Leaf Blast in 2 Counties Jun 13, 2018

🕔Jun 13, 2018
It is a little unusual to see blast in the first week of June (6/6). Leaf blast was detected in Lonoke County last week and this week (6/11) in Randolph […]

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