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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
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
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
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
AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: Counties reported warm and windy conditions that caused the soil to dry out. Planting and other field work was well underway. However, fields in all counties will eventually need more moisture.
First look at the forecast (Figure below). If you plant rice throughout the rest of this week it’s either going to sit there while it rains for two weeks solid; or worse it’s going to make it out of the
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
Another week has come and gone, with only minor changes to the fundamental aspects of the rice market. Unfortunately, this appears to be “business as usual.” The domestic market has shown virtually no change from either a pricing or a
Last week the World Food Programme (WFP) released a much-anticipated study on rice fortification that should pave the way for greater use of fortified rice in U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and WFP food
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