Arkansas Rice: Managing Stink Bugs in Late Fields, Weeds on Prevented Plant Ground Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019Application Timing for Rice Stink Bug in Late Rice Over the past week we have gotten multiple calls about some growers not wanting to spray for rice stink bug in […]

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Starts, Cautionary Notes On Acephate Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019Rice harvest 2019 is underway. That’s not to say it’s running full speed ahead, but we’re beginning. By now, about 10% of our rice should have reached 20% grain moisture […]

Arkansas Rice: Stink Bugs, Billbugs and Disease – Not Out Of The Woods Yet Aug 11, 2019

🕔Aug 11, 2019Insect Update We are still seeing a healthy population of stink bugs in headed rice fields. Once fields start drying down, stink bugs will begin to concentrate on the late-planted […]

Texas Mid-Coast Sorghum: Headworms, Stink Bugs, and Sugarcane Aphids Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019We have been finding Rice Stink Bugs, Headworms and Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum fields  of the Mid-Coast of Texas. Scout sorghum using a 2-gallon bucket and beat heads into the […]

Arkansas: Keep an Eye Open for These Insect Pests Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019Soybean A few people have called this past week about finding 4 or 5 small corn earworms per 25 sweeps in blooming soybeans. In this situation the corn earworm virus […]

Texas LRGV Crops: Some Cotton Near Bloom, Keep an Eye on Resistance May 10, 2019

🕔May 10, 2019Temperatures in the lower Rio Grand Valley were in the low to mid 90s but felt much hotter with the heat index. Many growers were seen cultivating, irrigating, and applying […]

Texas Rice – Mo Way: Stink Bug Issues; Blackbird Repellent Sep 17, 2018

🕔Sep 17, 2018For this brief article, I want to first discuss rice stink bug issues. This year, populations were highly variable. In spots where rice stink bug was bad, I received reports […]

Arkansas Rice: Drain Timing; 1st Fields Nearing Harvest Aug 3, 2018

🕔Aug 3, 2018Crop Progress “It’s not so much the heat, it’s the humidity.”  But seriously, that describes current conditions.  Temperatures are pretty nice, but the humidity is keeping it a little miserable […]

Arkansas Rice: Crop 50% Heading; Conditions Ripe for Disease Development Jul 24, 2018

🕔Jul 24, 2018Crop Progress “It never rains in Southern California.”  That song came on just as we were getting some of the first measurable rainfall in weeks.  Just wait a while and […]

Arkansas Rice: Weather Concerns, Disease Difficulties, Boot N Applications Jul 6, 2018

🕔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 […]

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