Tag Archives: red rice

Consider a seed treatment to boost seedling vigor

seedling disease

Early season disease management is becoming increasingly important as Texas rice farmers trend toward planting earlier at lower seeding rates (about 50 percent of Texas rice acreage is planted to hybrids). Clearly, the earlier plantings have a better chance of producing both high-yielding main and ratoon crops. But planting earlier means exposing seed to lower temperatures and possibly wetter soil, ... Read More »

Time for California growers to start scouting for weedy rice

weedy rice in california

Now that clean-up herbicide applications are finishing, it is a good time to start thinking about weedy rice. If your field has a history of weedy rice, start scouting for watergrass-looking weeds. Check patches of surviving grass. If the plants have no ligule, they are watergrass. If a ligule is present, they are rice (cultivated or weedy). Also check the ... Read More »

The hunt is on

Weedy rice control remains elusive for California growers, but researchers continue to search for potential herbicides. Read More »

‘Red alert’

weedy rice

Weedy rice expansion in California raises concern, prompting calls for using only certified seed and an industry-wide scouting effort. Read More »