Arkansas Rice: Early Harvest Yields Look Good, Milling a Mixed Bag Sep 1, 2021

🕔Sep 1, 2021
Early harvest reports continue to sound very good.  Milling yields have been a mixed bag however. Conditions during grain fill combined with rice stink bug pressure may explain the variability […]

Arkansas Rice: Endigo ZC Approved to Battle Rice Stink Bugs Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
Arkansas rice growers battling yet another insect in their crops have until Aug. 28 to use Endigo ZC, after the Environmental Protection Agency issued a Section 18 exemption on Aug. […]

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Approaching, Management Options for Rice Stink Bugs Aug 16, 2021

🕔Aug 16, 2021
We’re looking at an unsettled weather pattern for the upcoming week which may be a welcome turn for those tiring of season-long irrigation efforts, but ill timed for others.  The […]

Arkansas Rice: Cooler Conditions Expected, Lots of Pests to Worry About Aug 2, 2021

🕔Aug 2, 2021
If you’ve been in the field this week then you’ve been cooking.  More conversations have turned to debating whether it’s better to be out in the morning in the higher […]

Texas LRGV: Cotton Insects Mostly Quiet, Keep Eyes Open for Sugarcane Aphids, Rice Stink Bugs in Sorghum Jul 30, 2021

🕔Jul 30, 2021
General Situation Harvest continued again this week for corn and grain sorghum as growers worked around some rain received on Wednesday. East part of the Valley received anywhere from 0.7” […]

Texas LRGV: Sorghum Harvest Underway, Few Pests in Cotton Jul 7, 2021

🕔Jul 7, 2021
General Situation Growers have been harvesting grain sorghum again this week working around the rain showers and I have heard reports of good yields in both dryland and irrigated sorghum […]

Arkansas Rice: Getting Geared Up for Rice Stink Bugs Jul 6, 2021

🕔Jul 6, 2021
We have been observing large numbers of rice stink bugs (RSB) in native grasses along ditch banks and turn rows over the past several weeks.  I know, I know, we […]

Texas LRGV: Few Pests in Cotton, Midge Prevalent in Sorghum Jun 8, 2021

🕔Jun 8, 2021
General Situation Fields are saturated again this week as we received some heavy rains on Tuesday, scattered showers Wednesday and then heavy rain again yesterday (Thursday). Many fields were saturated […]

Texas LRGV: Aphids Skyrocket in Cotton, Keep Watch for Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
General Situation Over the weekend many growers received some much-needed rain around the LRGV. Majority of Valley got anywhere from 1 inch to 2.5 inches with a handful of places […]

Louisiana Rice: Pest Concerns for Late-Planted Crops May 3, 2021

Rice Stem Borer. Photo: University of Arkansas
🕔May 3, 2021
The recommended planting dates for Louisiana rice are March 10–April 15 for southwest regions and April 1–May 5 in the north. In an ideal world, all rice would be planted […]

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