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19
Jun
2015
Rice leaf blast now reported in four Arkansas counties
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

— and Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Agronomist The concerns for blast disease have increased the last three years with wet and cold early spring conditions and as planting dates have been pushed later. This year southern Louisiana has reported blast early in the season, Texas reported in three counties, and Arkansas has reported in four counties (Desha, […]

2
Jun
2015
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 […]

26
Jun
2013
Rice blast, sheath blight active now
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Leaf blast was reported in the second week of June on CL151 in some areas in Louisiana (Groth, Rice Newsletter, No. 12). There came another report of blast on CL152, Jupiter, and Mermentau in the third week of June from Louisiana (Groth, Rice Newsletter, No. 13) followed by a report from Texas in experimental plots of “Rex” […]