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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Disease Alert! Sheath Blight and Blast Active; Scout Now

🕔Jun 30, 2017So far, sheath blight (Figure 1) has been reported on Lakast (6/27) and CL153 (6/28). Blast has been reported on Jupiter (6/20, 6/27) and Lakast (6/21). Every season is different. […]

Arkansas: Put Your Scouting Hat On – SW Corn Borers, Rice Disease Incidents on the Rise

🕔Jun 30, 2017Arkansas crop producers are being encouraged to be in scouting mode as the number of incidents of rice diseases and some insect pests rise. Traps set by extension personnel as […]

Arkansas Rice: Scout for Sheath Blight as Crop Approaches Reproductive Stage

🕔Jun 19, 2017Scouting for sheath blight rice disease is recommended starting at the green ring developmental stage. Automatic application of fungicides is highly discouraged due to the potential of fungicide resistance development […]

Louisiana Rice: Updates And Fungicide Considerations

🕔Jun 2, 2017The bulk of northeast Louisiana’s rice crop is ready for the permanent flood. However, wet soils have limited opportunities to apply our preflood nitrogen fertilizers on dry soil. Applications of […]

Louisiana Rice: Disease Showing Up – Time for Fungicides

🕔Jun 1, 2017Continual rainfall in the past few days has farmers worried about disease problems in their rice crop, an LSU AgCenter plant pathologist said at rice field days held in Jefferson […]

Arkansas Rice, Soybeans: Fungicide Resistance an Ongoing Concern

🕔Feb 3, 2017During the 2011 cropping season strobilurin-resistant isolates of Rhizoctonia solani the causal agent of sheath blight were confirmed in a few rice fields in Louisiana. This is the same pathogen […]

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