Arkansas Rice: Drain Timing; 1st Fields Nearing Harvest

🕔Aug 3, 2018Crop Progress “It’s not so much the heat, it’s the humidity.”  But seriously, that describes current conditions.  Temperatures are pretty nice, but the humidity is keeping it a little miserable […]

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: Bacterial Panicle Blight – 7 Common Questions

🕔Jul 27, 20181. Can I scout for bacterial panicle blight? No. But monitoring your field for bacterial panicle blight would help you know if it prevailed and thus be helpful in determining seed […]

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: 8 Q&A on Kernel Smut, False Smut

🕔Jul 18, 2018Hybrid Rice 1. I have my fields planted with hybrid rice this year. They were all planted early in the last week of April. Do I need any fungicide application […]

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: Blast Disease – 10 Common Questions

🕔Jul 17, 2018Leaf blast (Figure 1) is one of the most important blast disease in rice. It can start early at tillering in vegetative stages. Neck and panicle blast (Figure 2) can […]

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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