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Rice leaf blast reported in Louisiana: What it means to Arkansas
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Rain, cloudy skies and overcast conditions that continued to hold up the planting of rice, did not hold up the rice blast pathogen from reproducing and infecting rice at an early growth stage in Southwest Louisiana. Rice leaf blast has been reported in Southwest Louisiana on the medium grain variety Jupiter to a large extent […]

RFD TV features Rice Research Verification Program’s successes
Author: Kim Rowe, Program Associate

Recently, a segment highlighting the successful Arkansas Rice Research Verification Program was featured on RFD TV, rural America’s television network.  Ralph Mazzanti, the program’s coordinator spoke about the program’s mission, function, and future for Arkansas’ rice farmers and the recent success of the program last growing season in Chicot County. The segment on RFD TV […]

Downloadable quick ID guide for panicle blight in rice
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

LITTLE ROCK  – Rice producers can now download a single-page quick identification guide to bacterial panicle blight in rice from [Download it here: Panicle Blight PDF] The guide, compiled the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Yeshi Wameshi, extension plant pathologist, and Lonoke County Extension Agent Jan Yingling, has color photos and descriptions to aid […]

Cartwright earns Rice Industry Award
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

LITTLE ROCK – Rick Cartwright, associate director of agriculture and natural resources for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, has been honored for his work with the 2011Rice Industry Award. Cartwright received the honor Thursday during the USA Rice Outlook Conference in Austin, Texas. Another Arkansan also was honored at the conference. Mark Wimpy of […]