Arkansas Rice: Harvest Remains Positive; False Smut Concerns Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019
Yield conversations remain more positive than negative. Always a good sign the deeper we move into harvest. The weather continues to hold and it appears the latest disturbance in the […]

Arkansas Rice: Sooty Mold Not the Same as Kernel Smut Aug 29, 2019

🕔Aug 29, 2019
When harvest is delayed due to rain or other circumstances, one of the common phenomenon in fields that received higher rates of nitrogen fertilization is invasion by sooty mold. Lodged […]

Arkansas Rice: Stink Bugs, Billbugs and Disease – Not Out Of The Woods Yet Aug 11, 2019

🕔Aug 11, 2019
Insect Update We are still seeing a healthy population of stink bugs in headed rice fields. Once fields start drying down, stink bugs will begin to concentrate on the late-planted […]

Arkansas Rice: Reasons To Worry About Disease Jul 22, 2019

🕔Jul 22, 2019
With all the rain from the tropical system known as Barry, sheath blight is picking up speed and we need to stay in front of it. Scout and treat based […]

Arkansas Rice: Sheath Blight Concern After Days of Heavy Rain Jul 19, 2019

🕔Jul 19, 2019
High 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: Managing Kernel, False Smut with Fungicides Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019
To guard your rice crop from kernel and false smut, a protective fungicide application should be made from early boot to mid-boot for optimum suppression. Currently, triazole fungicides containing propiconazole (Tilt equivalents) or difenoconazole are the commercially […]

Arkansas Rice: Overviews On Fertility, Diseases Going Into July Jun 30, 2019

🕔Jun 30, 2019
Where 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: Maximizing Fungicide Applications Jun 25, 2019

🕔Jun 25, 2019
Disease occurs when a virulent pathogen, a susceptible host and favorable environment are in perfect alignment.  In the absence of one of the three factors, the chance for disease to occur […]

Arkansas Rice: Scouting, Treating for Sheath Blight Jun 20, 2019

🕔Jun 20, 2019
Automatic 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: Leaf Blast Reported in Randolph County Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019
Rice leaf blast is right on time. As of today, June 18, the first report of blast has been made from Randolph County on a medium grain rice, Titan (Figure […]

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