Louisiana: Rice Acres Go Up, Prices Go Down Jul 11, 2014
Rice prices have fallen because of a big jump in Arkansas rice acreage, an LSU AgCenter agricultural economist said at the Vermilion Parish Rice Field Day on July 8. Mike […]
Crop Progress Frank Sinatra had “the world on a string.” If he were in charge of the weather these days, it would be a Yo-Yo string he had ahold of. […]
Arkansas Rice: “Underwater” Diseases Jul 3, 2014
Rice fields in some counties are “underwater “due to the excessive rain in the last days of June. As I drove (07/02/14) in Monroe, Woodruff, and St. Francis Counties, I […]
Louisiana: Rice Blast Confirmed Jun 18, 2014
Dr. Johnny Saichuk found some blast lesions on Jupiter. I also checked a sample of CL261 from Church Point that had significant leaf blast. This is the latest date that […]
No reports of blast so far in this year’s crop. The cold winter has really helped delay the disease initiation. In 2012, we had blast lesions showing up on susceptible […]
1. What is the reaction of my varieties to the major diseases? Check the Rice Varieties & Management Tips publication. You need to know how susceptible a variety is to […]
Louisiana Rice: No Reports of Blast This Year 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 […]
Although the majority of the 2014 Mississippi rice crop hasn’t been planted, pre-planning for a mid-season fungicide application should not be far from our minds.
“Drain and dry” is the recommended protective or rescue strategy to manage these two abiotic phenomena in rice.
It is important to know the disease susceptibility levels of your rice varieties you are considering to grow and how to manage them accordingly.