Arkansas Rice: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Sheath Blight Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
Time is approaching for April planted rice reaching the need to scout for sheath blight. The earliest rice planted on April 17 at RREC in my research plots is now […]

Arkansas Rice: Scouting for Hydrogen Sulfide Toxicity Jun 22, 2020

🕔Jun 22, 2020
This is a reminder for you to take samples of rice roots from your fields to gauge how much the wet conditions this year followed by the normal permanent flood […]

Arkansas: Furrow-Irrigated Rice Handbook Offers Research, Recommendations May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
Furrow-irrigated rice has been gaining ground, increasing from less than 1 percent to 10 percent of total rice acreage in Arkansas in the past five years. A new handbook from […]

Arkansas Rice: Disease Risk Management Checklist Apr 14, 2020

🕔Apr 14, 2020
To reduce disease occurrence and the ultimate spread of pathogens across a field, dense crop canopy is not advisable. Here below are a few guidelines to reduce rice diseases. Mask […]

Arkansas Rice: Management Tips to Reduce Seedling Diseases Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Despite the Covid-19 crisis, our mission remains unchanged and that is to serve Arkansas and its community. As rain continues to delay planting and cool temperatures persist, seedling diseases could […]

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. […]

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