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Colder temperatures delay disease incidence in South Louisiana rice

In Delta Farm Press, where there is a video as well

Last winter’s colder-than-normal temperatures may have been uncomfortable at the time, but they appear to have resulted in less disease pressure in Louisiana rice fields this summer.

“We’re having a fairly light disease year compared to normal,” says the Rice Research Station’s Don Groth. “We had a very cold winter that killed a lot of the stubble crop that grows down here. Pathogens usually overwinter on that stubble crop.

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