Dossett on Rice: Why Bullish? Look Closely at China and India Stocks

🕔Jun 21, 2019Thai 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, 2019Rice 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, 2019There 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, 2019A 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, 2018Crop 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, 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: Is Titan the New Jupiter? Leaf Blast in 2 Counties

🕔Jun 13, 2018It 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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Crop Progressing Quickly, Leaf Blast Widespread

🕔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: Scalding Temps Continue; When to Apply Fungicides

🕔Jul 17, 2015Crop Progress Dry and scalding hot. Water use will be at a fever pitch in the coming week.  Next week is expected to bring temperatures in the upper 90s with […]

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