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Blast burn

I got a report from a PCA early in the week of blast infections detected near Maxwell. Blast can occur at any time during the development of the crop. When it infects leaves, it is called leaf blast. If it infects the base node of the panicle, it is...

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1:17 PM
Tags: blast (5), diseases (7)

Register now for the 2018 Rice Production Workshop!

An in-depth workshop that covers the principles and practices of rice production: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 8:30 – 3:00 pm Lundberg Family Farms 5311 Midway Richvale, CA 95974 Program: 8:30 Sign in, pick up class materials 9:00 Introduction...

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Planting progress for rice in 2018

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I looked at the USDA planting progress for rice in 2018. What the data show is that 50% of the crop was planted by May 14. That is 5 days earlier than last year and a couple days later than average.  The delay was due to significant rains in...

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM
Tags: development (7)

Some thoughts on monitoring for TPS

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Tadpole shrimp (TPS) are starting to pop up in rice fields. A grower asked me when is the period when rice is “safe” from TPS. He is seeing very small shrimp, and seedlings are already past the first leave stage of rice (lsr). To determine...

Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:52 PM
Tags: agric (3), arthropods (35), tadpole shrimp (8)

Armyworms 2018: Get Ready

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This year, with the help of Dow AgroSciences, I will increase the number of armyworm traps that I have been monitoring. The idea is to give growers and PCAs more localized information so that they can have a better idea of what's going on near them, and...

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Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
Tags: agric (3), armyworms (16), arthropods (35)

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