Louisiana Rice: How Will Farmers Cope With Fungicide Resistance In 2017?

By Clayton Hollier, and Don Groth, Plant Pathologists, Louisiana State University

For at least 15 years, application of strobilurin fungicides azoxystrobin and trifloxystrobin has been the major control method for sheath blight. In 2010 and 2011, in an area near Mowata, sheath blight control with these fungicides was very poor, even after multiple applications.