Tag Archives: fungicide

Rude awakening

sheath blight lesions

Fungicide-resistant sheath blight should be a wake-up call to follow resistance management rules regardless of where you farm. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor •  Resistance of the sheath blight pathogen to the popular strobilurin fungicides continues to increase, encompassing roughly half of Louisiana’s rice acres as well as one confirmed field in Mississippi. Although strobilurins still provide good sheath blight ... Read More »

Researchers isolate previously unknown rice blast resistance

sampling for rice blast

A never-before-described gene that gives rice resistance to a disease that has been costing about $66 billion a year in global damage has been isolated by a team of scientists led by Agricultural Research Service plant pathologist Yulin Jia. Rice blast, caused by the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, results in annual yield losses large enough to have fed 60 billion people ... Read More »

Fungicide timing critical for smut management

kernel smut

Kernel smut in rice seemed to be more prevalent in southwest Louisiana last year than it has been historically. Typically, kernel smut pressure in southwest Louisiana is much lower than in the northeastern Louisiana rice-production area. Read More »