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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Bacterial Panicle Blight – 6 Things to Look For

🕔Jul 28, 2017No bacterial panicle blight (BPB) has been reported from commercial fields to date (7/28). However, we have started seeing some on conventional rice at RREC (Rice Research and Experiment Center) […]

Louisiana Rice: More Sheath Blight – Potential Reasons

🕔Jul 27, 2017I am hearing more reports of sheath blight in rice fields than I would like. There are several reasons this could be. The most likely is the extended rain pattern […]

Arkansas Rice: Crop Progressing Quickly, Leaf Blast Widespread

🕔Jul 21, 2017Industry News While the news is spreading far and wide, it’s still worth mentioning the signed phytosanitary agreement between the U.S. and China.  This is the first step in opening […]

Arkansas Rice: Weather Favorable for Disease Issues, Not So Much Crop Development

🕔Jul 7, 2017Crop Progress “Raindrops keep falling on my head.”  B.J. Thomas must have been talking about 2017.  The rain itself is certainly no problem and helping to keep pumping to a […]

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