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Louisiana Rice: Improved Varieties Highlight Producer Meetings

Louisiana Rice: Improved Varieties Highlight Producer Meetings

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jan 11, 2018

The first part of an annual series of LSU AgCenter meetings for rice farmers in south Louisiana wrapped up Wednesday (Jan. 10). Scientists from the AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station made presentations in Crowley, Welsh, Abbeville and Ville

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Rice: 6th Generation Louisiana Grower Named Rice Farmer of the Year

Rice: 6th Generation Louisiana Grower Named Rice Farmer of the Year

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Christian Richard, a sixth-generation farmer from Vermilion Parish, was honored Dec. 11 as the 2017 Rice Farmer of the Year at the USA Rice Outlook Conference. In addition, former LSU AgCenter rice breeder Xueyan Sha was honored with the Rice

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Louisiana Rice: More Sheath Blight – Potential Reasons

Louisiana Rice: More Sheath Blight – Potential Reasons

👤By Don Groth, Extension Plant Pathologist, Louisiana State University 🕔Jul 27, 2017

I am hearing more reports of sheath blight in rice fields than I would like. There are several reasons this could be. The most likely is the extended rain pattern we had this year. I do not remember a year

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Louisiana Rice: Rains Slow Harvest; Yields Look Fair-to-Good

Louisiana Rice: Rains Slow Harvest; Yields Look Fair-to-Good

👤By Bruce Schultz, Louisiana State University AgCenter 🕔Jul 14, 2017

The rice harvest in south Louisiana has gotten off to a wet start that is preventing farmers from getting into their fields, LSU AgCenter rice extension specialist Dustin Harrell said on July 12 at a northeast Louisiana rice field day. Farmers who

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Louisiana: New Rice Lines Featured at AgCenter Field Day

Louisiana: New Rice Lines Featured at AgCenter Field Day

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jun 30, 2017

More than 400 people attended the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station field day on June 28 to hear about the latest work being done to help rice farmers. During the field tour, Steve Linscombe, LSU AgCenter rice

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Louisiana Rice: Time To Talk Disease Management

Louisiana Rice: Time To Talk Disease Management

👤By Don Groth, Extension Plant Pathologist, Louisiana State University 🕔Mar 30, 2017

Varieties have been selected, and the rice crop has been planted. So, two of the most important rice disease cultural management practices, planting early and using resistant or less susceptible varieties, are complete. Points that you still need to consider

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

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

👤By Clayton Hollier, and Don Groth, Plant Pathologists, Louisiana State University 🕔Feb 1, 2017

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

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Louisiana Rice: Leaf Blast Management Recommendations

Louisiana Rice: Leaf Blast Management Recommendations

👤By Dustin Harrell and Don Groth, Louisiana State University 🕔May 8, 2015

Many things have happened over the past couple of weeks in regard to the Louisiana crop. Probably the most important is that leaf blast has been identified in two Vermilion Parish rice fields. Both fields are growing the medium grain

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Louisiana Rice Disease Resistance Ratings For 2014

👤By Don Groth, Plant Pathologist Louisiana State University AgCenter, Rice Research Station 🕔Oct 8, 2014

Most first crop harvesting is done, and the second crop is developing. Therefore, it is time to start thinking about next year. One of the most important decisions a rice producer makes before the season starts is which variety to

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Louisiana: Rice Blast Confirmed

Louisiana: Rice Blast Confirmed

👤By Don Groth, Louisiana State University AgCenter 🕔Jun 18, 2014

Dr. Johnny Saichuk found some blast lesions on Jupiter. I also checked a sample of CL261 from Church Point that had significant leaf blast. This is the latest date that I can recall for the first confirmed blast lesions. I

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