Arkansas Rice: Watch for Diseases in Late Planted Fields Aug 12, 2022

    🕔Aug 12, 2022
    It is said often that rice is forgiving, but diseases are not forgiving to rice. While the weather was hot and dry, rice grew well without significant disease pressure in […]

    Arkansas Rice: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire Jul 16, 2022

    🕔Jul 16, 2022
    I saw a graphic today that showed the past month has been the driest of the past 130 years.  So, I don’t think we’re overstating just how dry it is. The long-term […]

    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: Scout for Sheath Blight and Relieve Its Harm Jul 1, 2021

    🕔Jul 1, 2021
    Scout before deciding on fungicide application for sheath blight and determine the threshold. It is not profitable for Arkansas rice producers to apply fungicides for more than one time to […]

    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 […]

    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: 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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