Arkansas Rice: Sheath Blight Concern After Days of Heavy Rain

🕔Jul 19, 2019High 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, 2019Where 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, 2019Scouting 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, 2019Automatic 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, 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 […]

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