Louisiana Rice: Start Scouting Fields for Diseases Jun 9, 2021

    🕔Jun 9, 2021
    With rice fields finally growing and fields at permanent flood, rice farmers need to be on the lookout for diseases. There are many critical areas in rice production and disease […]

    Arkansas Rice: Drain Timing; 1st Fields Nearing Harvest Aug 3, 2018

    🕔Aug 3, 2018
    Crop 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: Crop 50% Heading; Conditions Ripe for Disease Development Jul 24, 2018

    🕔Jul 24, 2018
    Crop 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: Leaf Blast Makes An Early Showing Jun 10, 2018

    🕔Jun 10, 2018
    In 2018, initial symptoms of leaf blast on the rice cultivar Titan were reported from Lonoke County on June 6 in rice that was at early tillering. The field is […]

    California Rice: Blast Returns Jul 23, 2016

    🕔Jul 23, 2016
    Our two year stretch of little to no blast might be over. I visited an M-209 field last week that seemed to be infected with blast. The lesions appeared to […]

    Arkansas Rice: Late-Season Blast – Fungicide Timing Is Key Jul 11, 2016

    🕔Jul 11, 2016
    The rice blast fungus is a worldwide problem of rice that can cause near 100 percent yield loss in susceptible cultivars under favorable weather conditions if left unchecked. The blast […]

    Arkansas Rice: Harvest Picks Up, Yields Not So Much Aug 21, 2015

    🕔Aug 21, 2015
    Crop Overview Harvest continues to pick up speed in the southern half of the state.  Unfortunately yield reports have yet to pick up along with it.  The general consensus seems […]

    Arkansas Rice: Determining 50% Heading; Diseases to Scout Jul 31, 2015

    🕔Jul 31, 2015
    Crop Progress The general rule is that you should wait to drain until 25 days after 50% heading for long grain cultivars and 30 days after 50% heading for medium-grain […]

    Rice – Arkansas, Mississippi – Blast Becomes Major Concern – AgFax Jul 24, 2014

    🕔Jul 24, 2014
    Blast has moved front and center as a concern in both Arkansas and Mississippi. Both states issued advisories this week. In our Links section connect to postings from Yeshi Wamishe […]

    Louisiana Rice: No Reports of Blast This Year May 7, 2014

    🕔May 7, 2014
    Disease Update I have not had any reports of blast so far this year – another good start. The cold winter has destroyed most of the overwintering rice plants and […]


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