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‘Bengal disease’ causing new woes for Arkansas rice producers

Bacterial panicle blight, also known as “Bengal Disease” in Arkansas rice circles, is not a new disease. Veteran rice expert Chuck Wilson says the disease can reduce yields by 50 percent and that rice under stress, like last year’s flooding-delayed crop, seems to be more susceptible. Wilson talked about the University of Arkansas’ efforts to fight the disease at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in Austin, Texas.

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National School Pest Management Conference

The NSPMA Annual conference will be held March 12 – 15, 2012 at the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC – info about booths and sponsorship is attached or you can check out their website: