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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 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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Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Slowed by Rain

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Slowed by Rain

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 12, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Corn planting has begun. Recent rainfall has slowed the process.” Carol Pinnell -Alison, Franklin Parish “Periodic showers have kept fields just wet

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Rice Planting Dates – Sorting Out Weather Risks

Rice Planting Dates – Sorting Out Weather Risks

👤By Sunny Bottoms, Technical Services Manager, Horizon Ag 🕔Mar 3, 2017

This unusually warm weather is making many anxious about getting seed in the ground. A few thousand acres of rice already have been planted in south Louisiana, but we should assume that there will be another cool snap, so let’s

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Louisiana Wheat, Oats: Rust Diseases Active and Spreading

Louisiana Wheat, Oats: Rust Diseases Active and Spreading

👤By Stephen Harrison, LSU AgCenter 🕔Feb 28, 2017

I spent the weekend putting out a final topdress N on my wheat and oat plots in northeast Louisiana (Winnsboro – Macon Ridge Research Station) in order to get fertilizer out before the rainfall that we had Sunday night. We have had

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Louisiana: Texas Gains Wild Hog Control Product – Louisiana Next?

Louisiana: Texas Gains Wild Hog Control Product – Louisiana Next?

👤By Dustin Harrell, Rice Specialist, Louisiana State University 🕔Feb 24, 2017

The Kaput feral hog bait was approved by the Federal EPA on January 3 of this year. This is the first time that a chemical has been approved that will help control the feral hog population. The product will still

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