Louisiana Rice: Disease Management Considerations May 5, 2022

    🕔May 5, 2022
    Rice disease development varies due to the variety, or hybrid, you have chosen to plant, the presence of the disease pathogen, and the current environment for that pathogen to develop. […]

    Arkansas Rice: Leaf Blast Alert Jun 23, 2021

    🕔Jun 23, 2021
    Leaf blast has started! We received our first report of leaf blast on June 20 on Titan in 2021 from Randolph Co. In 2020 the first report came from the […]

    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 […]

    Rice Disease Alert: Leaf Blast Has Started; Sheath Blight Is Bouncing Jul 1, 2020

    🕔Jul 1, 2020
    Blast: We received our first report of leaf blast on June 30 in 2020 from Randolph County on a medium grain rice, Titan. Although minimal, blast has been detected this season on […]

    Rice: Blast Resistance Could Be on the Horizon Aug 16, 2019

    🕔Aug 16, 2019
    Researchers have uncovered an unusual protein activity in rice that can be exploited to give crops an edge in the evolutionary arms race against rice blast disease, a major threat […]

    Mississippi Rice: Disease Identification, Fungicide Use – Podcast Jul 17, 2019

    🕔Jul 17, 2019
    Bobby Golden and Tom Allen discuss disease identification and fungicide use in MS rice.

    Arkansas Rice: Moisture Fuels a Blast Epidemic – Be Ready to Scout Jun 14, 2019

    🕔Jun 14, 2019
    There 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 […]

    Rice Blast Study Sheds Light on How Disease Spreads May 14, 2019

    🕔May 14, 2019
    Rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe oryzae) is a global food security threat due to its destruction of cultivated rice, the most widely consumed staple food in the world. Disease containment efforts […]

    Rice Blast: The Most Devastating Rice Disease in the World Sep 28, 2018

    🕔Sep 28, 2018
    Rice blast is the most devastating rice disease in the world, causing the loss of 10 percent to 30 percent of the planet’s crop every year. “That’s enough rice to […]

    Arkansas Rice: Blast Disease – 10 Common Questions Jul 17, 2018

    🕔Jul 17, 2018
    Leaf 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 […]


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