The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of field days for rice farmers to provide information on the latest improvements for growing their crop. AgCenter scientists will explain their work related to fertility, variety development and controlling rice pests.
“These field days allow us to tell farmers about the work we are doing to help them improve their crop,” said Steve Linscombe, director of the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station. “One of the highlights we will be discussing is our work with the new Provisia rice technology.”
Upcoming field days are:
- June 14. The Acadia Parish Rice Field Day will be held at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station South Farm. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with presentations and a field tour starting around 9:30 a.m.
- June 20. The Northeast Research Station Pest Management and Crop Production Field Day. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by field tours at 9:00 a.m. The program will end with a sponsored lunch at noon. For more information, contact Donnie Miller at 318-766-3769.
- June 28. The LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station Field Day will start with field tours at 7:15 a.m. with the last trailer leaving at 9 a.m., followed by a poster session, presentations and lunch. For more information contact, Steve Linscombe.
- July 6. The St. Landry Rice and Soybean Field Tour will be held at the Charles Fontenot Farm near Palmetto beginning at 8 a.m. Signs to the field day location will be posted starting at Veazey Road in Palmetto off Louistiana 10.
- July 12. The North Louisiana Rice and Soybean Field Day will be held near Oak Ridge at the Vic Jordan Farm, starting at 9 a.m. The farm is 2.5 miles east of Oak Ridge on La. Highway 134. Turn south on Tower Drive, which ends at the plots. The indoor program will start at 11 a.m. at the Rayville Civic Center, 817 Louisa St., Rayville.