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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Rain Exacerbating Late Season Disease Pressure

🕔Aug 22, 2016Temperatures have been moderate with frequent rain in this couple of weeks.  Some rice diseases were also in progress. Sheath Blight Sheath blight still continues to move up in untreated […]

Arkansas Rice: Rain Creating More Late Season Disease Problems

🕔Aug 20, 2016Sheath Blight Sheath blight still continues to move up in untreated fields likely causing some late season damage. You may be seeing heavy production of sclerotia by the fungus as […]

Arkansas Rice: Rice Stink Bugs, Diseases on Up Swing as Harvest Nears

🕔Aug 15, 2016Crop Progress Field draining continues at an increasingly rapid pace.  However, there are some fields still just heading as harvest begins.  There have been mostly positive reports from the field […]

Arkansas Rice: Disease Alert – Bacterial Panicle Blight, Sheath Blight on the Upswing

🕔Aug 12, 2016After the hot and dry weather for several weeks, in the last couple of weeks we got rain without a substantial decrease in day or night temperatures. Although it appeared good […]

Arkansas Rice: Hot Weather Good for Development; Short Plants Not Necessarily a Problem

🕔Jun 25, 2016Crop Progress Standing outside has felt like standing in front of either a hot blowdryer or a blowtorch depending on your perspective.  Hot, humid conditions have the rice crop progressing […]

Louisiana Rice: Ready For Sheath Blight?

🕔Jun 17, 2016Over the past 10 days, we have seen a lot of rain across the state, and if it was not raining, it was humid and overcast. These are perfect conditions […]

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