Rice Disease Alert: Leaf Blast Has Started; Sheath Blight Is Bouncing Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
Blast: We received our first report of leaf blast on June 30 in 2020 from Randolph County on a medium grain rice, Titan. Although minimal, blast has been detected this season on […]

Arkansas Rice: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Sheath Blight Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
Time is approaching for April planted rice reaching the need to scout for sheath blight. The earliest rice planted on April 17 at RREC in my research plots is now […]

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

🕔Aug 11, 2019
Insect 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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Reasons To Worry About Disease Jul 22, 2019

🕔Jul 22, 2019
With all the rain from the tropical system known as Barry, sheath blight is picking up speed and we need to stay in front of it. Scout and treat based […]

Arkansas Rice: Sheath Blight Concern After Days of Heavy Rain Jul 19, 2019

🕔Jul 19, 2019
High humidity and warm temperatures are the best recipe for sheath blight (Figure 1) disease to progress fast (Figure 2) in rice. The disease progresses fast both vertically and horizontally. […]

Arkansas Rice: Overviews On Fertility, Diseases Going Into July Jun 30, 2019

🕔Jun 30, 2019
Where did some of this rain come from this week? Out of the north, apparently, so we’re catching it from all directions now. The weather is actually great right now […]

Arkansas Rice: Sheath Blight and Potassium Deficiencies Jun 24, 2019

🕔Jun 24, 2019
Scouting and Treating for Sheath Blight in Rice As various fields pass midseason it’s time to scout closely for disease. Conditions seem to be nearly ideal for sheath blight development. […]

Arkansas Rice: Scouting, Treating for Sheath Blight Jun 20, 2019

🕔Jun 20, 2019
Automatic fungicide applications for sheath blight in rice are highly discouraged due to the potential development of fungicide resistance and non-profitability. Although sheath blight can be reduced with best cultural […]

Arkansas Rice: Improved Weather Hopeful for Grain Fill; Isolated Hail Damage Jul 30, 2018

🕔Jul 30, 2018
Crop 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, 2018

🕔Jul 24, 2018
Crop 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 […]

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