Arkansas Rice: Improved Weather Hopeful for Grain Fill; Isolated Hail Damage

🕔Jul 30, 2018Crop Progress “Pretty good.  Not bad.  I can’t complain.  But actually, everything is just about the same.”  We’re holding steady as another week goes by and rice rolls along.  Scattered […]

Arkansas Rice: Crop 50% Heading; Conditions Ripe for Disease Development

🕔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: 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: 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: 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: Time to Scout for Sheath Blight Disease

🕔Jun 26, 2018Automatic application of fungicides to manage sheath blight in rice is highly discouraged due to the potential development of fungicide resistance and non-profitability. Fungicides for sheath blight are recommended if […]

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 […]

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