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Bacterial panicle blight of rice in Arkansas
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

About the Disease Bacterial panicle blight (BPB) is an important disease in Arkansas rice that has caused huge losses over the years, including 1995, 2010 and 2011. The cause was identified about 1996 by LSU scientists, but the problem has likely been around for a long time in the United States, often called something else. […]

Reduce the risks caused by major rice diseases
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Planning ahead not only should help you manage your fields adequately but also minimize disappointment at harvest. Remember the “disease triangle” of weather, varietal susceptibility, and the presence or absence of pathogens as the three major factors that play a role for plant disease occurrence. Pathogens can be brought to a field from various sources: […]

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” […]