By Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator
Most fields are in the early to late boot stage. Water levels or the lack of water is starting to get critical in some of the fields. The hot dry weather this week has slowed sheath blight advancement. The Drew County field has reached the number of positive stops but is not threatening the upper canopy as of now. Smut treatments are scheduled for Lawrence, Mississippi, Monroe and Woodruff Counties. Lonoke and Jackson Counties have received the late-boot N applications. See PDF below for more information.