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Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Winding Down, Rice Chugging Along

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Winding Down, Rice Chugging Along

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 26, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Corn planting is complete. Earlier planted corn is up and looking good. Rain the end on last week will be helpful.” Carol

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Louisiana: Wheat, Oat Field Day, Winnsboro, April 19

Louisiana: Wheat, Oat Field Day, Winnsboro, April 19

👤By Craig Gautreaux, LSU AgCenter 🕔Mar 27, 2017

The LSU AgCenter will hold a wheat and oat field day on April 19 at the Macon Ridge Research Station located south of Winnsboro. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The field day will include both indoor presentations and field

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Farm to Table Rice Mill Opens in Louisiana

Farm to Table Rice Mill Opens in Louisiana

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 27, 2017

James Rice Farms announced today (3/27) the opening of their new rice mill in Prairie Ronde, Louisiana. A partnership between Beth James and Rolando Sanchez, the mill produces a new brand of rice, Prairie Ronde Rice and opened its doors

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Louisiana Rice: Economic Evaluation of Using AV-1011 Versus Replanting

Louisiana Rice: Economic Evaluation of Using AV-1011 Versus Replanting

👤By Michael Deliberto, LSU AgCenter 🕔Mar 22, 2017

Damage from blackbirds to rice fields in southern to central Louisiana has become problematic and can cause substantial economic losses to a newly planted rice field. Planting costs for conventional, Clearfield, and hybrid rice seed were obtained from the 2017

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Louisiana Rice: Choosing the Right Insecticidal Seed Treatment

Louisiana Rice: Choosing the Right Insecticidal Seed Treatment

👤By Blake Wilson and Mike Stout, LSU AgCenter 🕔Mar 22, 2017

Early season insect pests represent a consistent threat in Louisiana which can hurt the rice crop right from the onset of the growing season. Fortunately, farmers have several insecticidal seed treatments available which can help to mitigate pest damage. In

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LSU Hires Blake Wilson as New Extension Rice and Sugarcane Entomologist

LSU Hires Blake Wilson as New Extension Rice and Sugarcane Entomologist

👤By Dustin Harrell, LSU Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Mar 22, 2017

Dr. Blake Wilson has been hired as an assistant professor of field crops entomology with the LSU AgCenter. Dr. Wilson’s chief responsibilities with the AgCenter will be research and extension relating to rice and sugarcane insects. He plans to focus

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Louisiana Rice: Higher Blackbird Pressure to the North This Year. Why?

Louisiana Rice: Higher Blackbird Pressure to the North This Year. Why?

👤By Dustin Harrell, LSU Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Mar 22, 2017

I received a lot of conflicting reports about blackbirds over the last couple of weeks. Many consultants reported to me that in the area south of I-10, the number of blackbirds seems to be lower than normal. Other reports from

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Louisiana Rice: Planting Rolls Along in Southwest

Louisiana Rice: Planting Rolls Along in Southwest

👤By Dustin Harrell, LSU Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Mar 22, 2017

Dry weather in many parts of southwest Louisiana have played a big part in speeding rice planting along so far this spring. The most recent USDA-NASS Louisiana Crop Progress Report (click here to see report) has us at 21 percent

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Louisiana: Growers Learn About Drones in Ag at LSU Workshop

Louisiana: Growers Learn About Drones in Ag at LSU Workshop

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Mar 21, 2017

Drones can provide an aerial view of a crop’s progress and health, but they won’t replace scouting fields on foot, LSU AgCenter researchers advised on March 16 at a drone workshop held at the AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station. Dennis

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Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Rice Well Underway

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Rice Well Underway

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 19, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Sweet potato bedding has started, with some producers already completed bedding. Corn planting began last week with ideal weather conditions forecasted for

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