Arkansas Rice: Blast Disease – 10 Common Questions

🕔Jul 17, 2018Leaf blast (Figure 1) is one of the most important blast disease in rice. It can start early at tillering in vegetative stages. Neck and panicle blast (Figure 2) can […]

Mississippi Rice: Managing Armyworms, Blast Disease – Podcast

🕔Jul 11, 2018Dr. Bobby Golden, Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist, and Dr. Jason Bond, weed scientist, talk with Dr. Tom Allen and Dr. Jeff Gore about army worm control in rice […]

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: Disappointing Year for Weed Control

🕔Jun 22, 2018Crop Progress “I ain’t cut out to be no Jesse James; don’t go writin’ hot checks down in Mississippi; and there ain’t no good chain gang.”  There’s also apparently no […]

Louisiana Rice: Weather Changes Affecting Crops

🕔Jun 6, 2018Weeks of dry weather transitioned to widespread rainfall, and now rice farmers will have to be wary of the potential for disease in their crop, an LSU AgCenter plant pathologist […]

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: Time It Right – Be Ahead of Diseases Before Planting

🕔Mar 21, 2018Following adequate cultural practices is an important disease management strategy along with planting resistant cultivars. In addition, seed treatment fungicides are cheaper and easier than spray fungicides. Balancing N, P, […]

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) […]

Texas Rice: Blast Alert in Commercial Fields – 3 Management Tips

🕔Jul 28, 2017An outbreak of leaf blast occurred on more than 200 acres of commercial rice fields in Winnie, Chambers County, Texas. The affected variety was medium-grain Jupiter at the boot stage. […]

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