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Answers to recent questions regarding rice disease management

Sheath Blight:

Q.  I want to spray 2-4-D for duck salad, and I see active sheath blight at green ring in my semi-dwarf variety but do not want to risk damage.  Could I tank-mix the strobi fungicide with 2-4-D and spray?

A.  It has successfully been done before, but always check the new labels for

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Weather and akiochi disease of rice – Is there a link?

Akiochi disease of rice, also known as ‘hydrogen sulfide toxicity’, causes black crown and root rot in rice.  In 2012, under hot and dry conditions, the disease was seen in several rice fields across the state of Arkansas.  In the assessment of former Extension rice pathologist Dr. Rick Cartwright, incidence of this

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Plan ahead to minimize rice seedling diseases

Strong seedling vigor is an important quality that helps the seedling withstand early adverse conditions and increase the likelihood that the field will do well the rest of the season.  All varieties do not emerge equally well on our different soil types. If you know the history of your rice fields, you can better match

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Rice Update for the week of July 3, 2012

The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.

Weather:  We still need rain!  The trees are turning brown on ridges across Northwest Arkansas.

ARKANSAS

Dr. Bob Scott, Professor and Weed Scientist, Cooperative

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Rice Update for the week of June 27, 2012

The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.

Weather:  To heck with the forecast, we need a rain!

ARKANSAS

Dr. Chuck Wilson, Director of the Rice Research and Extension Center and Rice

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Rice Update for the week of June 13, 2012

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The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.

Weather:  Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s the next 10 days; lows in the 60s to low 70s.  Chances of rain vary

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Rice Update for the week of June 4, 2012

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The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.

Weather:  Summer weather to continue with highs in the 80s to low 90s, scattered rainfall chances with some thought that next week will have

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Rice update for the week of May 21, 2012

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The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.  

Weather:  Hot and dry for the next few days, with highs in the mid to upper 90s forecast

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Rice update for the week of May 15, 2012

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The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.

This week’s update is an abbreviated report.

Weather:  The forecast in Eastern Arkansas for the next 10 days is for warmer weather with the

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Rice Update for the week of May 7, 2012

The Rice Update is a weekly summary of what’s happening and what to look for in rice production, based on interviews and submissions of rice experts in Arkansas and the Mid-South.

Weather:  The forecast in eastern Arkansas for the next 10 days is for cooler weather with highs in 70s and 80s, lows in the

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