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7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
The weather this season is favorable to cause a blast epidemic. Get ahead of the disease! Read more on its spread and management from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last week's weather pattern in the Delta provided near perfect conditions for rice blast to occur. Read more on the disease and its resistance to fungicides from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
As more and more of the rice crop starts to head, it is time to start thinking about rice stink bug. We have been sweeping some grass around the Delta for the last few weeks, and the one general comment Jeff Gore will make is that populations have been fairly low in most areas. Read more on populations from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
The 2014 crop "is late, and it's uneven," said Johnny Saichuk, who spoke at the Northeast Louisiana Rice Field Day. "We got started late because of the wet conditions, and the crop is running, I think, about two weeks behind where it was last year." Find out more on the crop from this Delta Farm Press article and video.

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7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Record-setting low temperatures are the story of the week. Records were set both for nighttime lows and daytime highs. Combined with more rain and flash flood warnings it hardly feels like the middle of July in Arkansas. Read more on the rice crop from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Prices for long-grain rice, which makes up 85 percent of Louisiana's rice crop, are projected to drop this year, said LSU AgCenter economist Mike Salassi. Read more on this outlook from this news release at the link below.

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7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Louisiana rice farmers should be on the lookout for Mexican rice borers and stinkbugs, according to LSU AgCenter entomologist Mike Stout. Read more on the advisory from the news release at the link below.

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7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Rice prices have fallen because of a big jump in Arkansas rice acreage, an LSU AgCenter agricultural economist said at the Vermilion Parish Rice Field Day on July 8. Read more on prices and acreage from this news release at the link below.

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7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Severe outbreaks of neck blast took place on approximately 250 acres of commercial rice fields in Victoria County, Texas. Affected variety was long-grain Presidio at the milk stage. Read more on the outbreak from this AgFax.com story.

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7/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
To drain or not to drain, that is the question. At least that is the most frequently asked question of late. Johnny Saichuk has had many experienced rice farmers tell me they consider that decision among the most difficult managerial decisions they make in the course of the crop year. Read more on the decision from this AgFax.com story.

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