Arkansas Rice: Sheath Blight Concern After Days of Heavy Rain

🕔Jul 19, 2019High 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, 2019To 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, 2019Where 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, 2019Disease 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, 2019Automatic 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, 2019Rice 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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Moisture Fuels a Blast Epidemic – Be Ready to Scout

🕔Jun 14, 2019There is already dew in the mornings and rain is in the forecast. Even with planting being later this year, it may still be time to start scouting for leaf […]

Arkansas Rice: Start Scouting for Hydrogen Sulfide Toxicity

🕔Jun 14, 2019If you have fields with a history of hydrogen sulfide toxicity which led to a condition called autumn decline as in Figure 1 and 2, you need to begin scouting […]

Arkansas Rice: Fungicide Seed Treatments – Pay Attention to Field History

🕔May 17, 2019Field history is a major factor when considering using fungicide seed treatments. If your field has a history of seed rot and seedling diseases (mostly blight and seedling death), it […]

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 […]

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