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Rice research verification program update for August 25, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

The heat units have added up this past week and grain maturity is moving fast. There are nine out of fifteen fields now draining in the verification program. Those fields include Arkansas, Chicot, Desha, Lee, Lincoln, Lonoke, St. Francis, Lawrence, and Prairie County. Two fields are at 100% headed and four fields are at 100% heading. RSBs have been very light this year. Only two fields (Arkansas and Chicot) have been sprayed for RSBs so far. Rice diseases also are in check. The fields sprayed with a fungicide were Lincoln County for sheath blight. Prairie and Clay Counties were sprayed for blast prevention. Hopefully three verification fields will be harvested this week.

 County  Variety  Seeding:







 Stage General Information & Application (Rates listed per acre)


Arkansas       CL XL745 4-14-14Drill

19 lbs/acre

CruiserMaxx Rice


5 plants ft2

Draining 1st post application

Clearpath 0.5 lb + Prowl H2O 2.1 pt + COC 1 pt

Apply 100 lbs ammonium sulfate applied 5/2.

2nd post application (preflood)

Newpath 4 oz + Permit Plus 0.75 oz + COC 1 qt applied 5/23.

Applied 225 lbs urea plus NBPT according to N-STaR 5/24 and established a permanent flood. The field looks good with very uniform heading. The stink bugs are running 2 per 10 sweeps.  Only one positive stop for sheath blight. Drain date according to DD-50, 8/16 actual drains date 8/10.

Total irrigation amount 21’. Total rainfall 13.55”.


Chicot XL753 4-23-14Drill

24 lbs/acre




6 plants ft2


Draining Herbicides recommended after planting:Roundup PowerMax 1 qt + Command 12.8 oz + League 3.2 oz (received 3.6” rainfall from planting to preflood [30 days] for continued activation).

1st post application:

Facet 0.5 lb + 1 oz Permit + 3.2 oz League applied 5/22.

Apply 270 lbs urea with NBPT according to N-STaR and 100 lbs DAP according to soil test. Established a permanent flood 5/23. DD-50 Drain date 8/8. Actual drain date 8/10.

Rainfall totals 20.05”.

Desha XL753 5-6-14Drill

23 lbs/acre




6 plants ft2

Draining Applied Roundup Power Maxx 26 oz +1 oz Sharpen +1% MSO at planting.

1st post recommendation:

Command 1 pt + Facet 0.5 lb applied 5/25.

Apply 100 lbs ammonium sulfate 5/26.

2cd post recommendation:

Permit Plus .75 oz + COC 1pt 6/13.

Apply 200 lbs urea + NBPT and establish permanent flood. The permanent flood was delayed due to underground irrigation pipe installation.

The field received 10.65” of rain since planting.

Some barnyardgrass escapes have showed up. Drain date was right on with DD-50 8/22.

Jefferson LaKast 5-25-14Drill

65 lbs/acre

CruiserMaxx Rice


100%Heading Herbicides recommended at planting:Command 1 pt + Touchdown 30 oz 5/25.

Applied 130 lbs K according to soil test + 100 lbs DAP 6/14.

1st post recommendation:

Sharpen 1 oz plus 1 qt propanil 6/20.

Applied 260 lbs urea + NBPT according to N-STaR and apply permanent flood 6/20. Scum was prevalent after flooding but the recent rains have reduced the problem.

Grizzly Z ( Lambda-cyhalothrin) was applied at 1-35 for FAW on 7/14.

Only 5% positive stops for sheath light lesions found and no blast disease.

Total rainfall amount 10.3”.

Some sheath blight has shown up late but low and not at threshold levels.




Lee Roy J 4-18-14Drill

65 lbs/acre

CruiserMaxx Rice


16 plants ft2

Draining Applied Command 12.8 oz at planting.1st post recommendation:
Propanil 4 qts + Facet 0.66 lb + Permit 1 oz applied 5/14.

No pre-flood herbicide recommendation warranted: Applied 170 lbs Urea fertilizer + NBPT according to N-STaR 5/28 and flood.

Mid-season 100 lbs urea was applied 6/24.

No disease at this time.

Rainfall amount since planting 14.83”.

The field has uneven heading. No disease or stink bugs. DD-50 drain date 8/21.


Lincoln CL XL745 5-7-14Drill

28 lbs/acre




7 plants ft2

Draining Due to weather no pre-emergence herbicides were applied.1st post recommendation:   Applied Facet 0.5 lb + Command 12.8 oz + Superwham 3 qts applied 5/23.

100 lbs ammonium sulfate +

150 lbs DAP applied 6/6.

2cd post recommendation: Permit Plus .75 oz 6/17.

Applied 240 lbs urea + NBPT according to N-STaR and established permanent flood 6/5.

Due to delay in herbicide application and change in recommendation due to wind and soybean fields nearby barnyardgrass escapes are scattered throughout field.

Three patties were sprayed with 15 oz Clincher fb 10 oz on 7/9 giving sufficient barnyardgrass control.

Late boot urea applied 8/1.

Positive stops for sheath blight 50%.

Quilt Xcel at 18 oz was applied 8/1 for control.

Sheath blight which is in check. Rainfall amount totals 9.00”. Drain date 8/23.

Lonoke CL151 5-6-14Drill

65 lbs/acre

CruiserMaxx Rice + Zinc


16 plants ft2

Draining Recommendation at planting:Roundup 1 qt + Command 1 pt

1st post recommendation:

Newpath 4 oz + RiceBeaux 2.5 qts + Command 8 oz 5/27.

Applied 100 lbs DAP 5/28.

2cd post recommendation:

Clearpath .5 lb + Propanil 2 qts 6/10.

Apply 200 lbs urea + NBPT according to N-STaR and establish permanent flood 6/17.

Applied mid-season 100 lbs urea on 7/10.

Positive stops for sheath blight 35%.

Applied 19 oz Stratego on 7/28.

The field received a rainfall total of 14.45” since planting. The field is very uniform.




Prairie Roy J 4-17-14Water-Seeded

115 lbs/acre

No Treatment


30 plants ft2

Draining Burndown and pre-emergence herbicides for Cattails in a no-till overwintered continual flooded field. Recommendation:3 qt Roundup Power Maxx + 1 oz Sharpen + 1 pt MSO applied at planting.

Due to flooding in the wildlife refuge the field has had a permanent flood all year.

Applied urea 100 lbs 5/27.

Applied urea 100 lbs + DAP 100 lbs 6/3.

Applied Rebel EX 20 oz + 1 qt COC 6/18.

Applied 100 lbs urea 6/19.

Applied 19 oz Stratego on 7/23. Gramoxone drift was observed on 8/5.

Total rainfall 14.2”. DD-50 drain date 8/21. Actual drain date 8/15.

St Francis Mermentau 4-11-14Drill

78 lbs/acre

CruiserMaxx Rice


27 plants ft2

Draining Recommendation at planting.Roundup 1 qt + Command 12.8 oz + League 3.2 oz –

Herbicides were continually activated by rainfall totaling 5.1” and provided excellent weed control for 45 days.

1st post recommendation:

Facet 0.33 lb + League 3.2 oz + 1 qt crop oil applied 5/28. Apply 270 lbs urea fertilizer + NBPT according to N-STaR and establish permanent flood 5/29.

Few pigweeds are now dying from the flood.

No stink bugs at this time. Only 1-2 sheath blight lesions were found low at the water line.

The field has received 12.50”. Drain date 8/20.



Monroe Roy J 5-8-14Drill

90 lbs/acre

Apron Maxx


17 plants ft2

100% Heading Recommendation at 3 leaf stage:Superwham 3 qts + League 3.2 oz + COC 1 pt applied 5/23.

Applied 100 lbs DAP according to soil test 5/8.

2cd post recommendation:

Facet .33 lb + League 3.2 oz + crop oil 1 pt.

Apply 190 lbs urea + NBPT and establish permanent flood.

Applied mid-season 100 lbs urea 7/9.

No disease or stink bugs at this time. Total Rainfall 14.80”. Heading is uneven.

Clay CL 151 4-2-14Drilled 100%Headed Field progressing well. RSB count remains less than 1 per ten sweeps. No treatments needed at this time other than maintaining a deep flood.


Cross Jupiter 5-7-14Drilled 100% Heading Rice continues to improve. Heading is uneven but overall has reached 50% heading.   No leaf blast found and none reported in the immediate area. Field conditions are not conducive to rice blast and no treatment is recommended other than maintaining a deep flood.
Lawrence Mermentau 4-13-14Drilled Draining Grain maturity in at least 90% of the field has progressed to 50% ripened.     Only the top paddy has several acres where ripening has not begun. RSB population remains at less than 1 per 10 sweeps. Flood continues to be well maintained on the top paddy only while being allowed to diminish naturally on the remainder of the field.
White Cheniere 5-5-14Drilled 100% Heading Field has reached 10% heading or greater and progressing well. No insects or diseases problematic at this time and no treatments recommended other than maintaining a deep flood.
Yell Mermentau Drilled 100% Headed Field continues to progress well and is 100% headed. RSB count has increased to 3 per ten sweeps. No treatments are recommended at this point other than maintaining a deep flood. 


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