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Reduce rice diseases in 2016

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Despite advances in rice production, diseases remain a major cause of yield loss in rice fields. Diseases reduce yield and quality, and ultimately increase production costs.

The University of Arkansas Research & Extension says striking the right balance in disease management programs is key to reducing diseases in rice. When creating and implementing disease management programs, consider the following factors:

  • Matching varieties with fields
  • Balancing nutrients
  • Planting dates
  • Proper water management
  • Drain and dry strategies
  • Hydrogen sulfide toxicity
  • Field sizes
  • Fungicides, when necessary

Fungicide applications can be useful in well managed rice fields. Syngenta offers Quilt Xcel® fungicide for long-lasting residual control of a broad spectrum of diseases. Quilt Xcel:

  • Contains the Power of Two™ active ingredients in a ratio designed specifically for rice growers
  • Offers exceptional convenience and ease of use
  • Provides curative and greater preventive disease control than products with only one mode of action
  • Boosts yield by extending time for photosynthesis to maximize crop growth and extend grain fill

As mentioned above, proper management and staying ahead of diseases can help produce a healthy rice field. Make sure to utilize a fungicide, when appropriate, to help maximize return on investment and ultimately grow more rice.

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