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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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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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Texas Field Reports: Planting Well Underway in Mostly Dry, Warm Conditions

Texas Field Reports: Planting Well Underway in Mostly Dry, Warm Conditions

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 21, 2017

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.

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Arkansas Rice: Trying to Plant Now? Things to Consider

Arkansas Rice: Trying to Plant Now? Things to Consider

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 21, 2017

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

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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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Rice Update: Exports Drop as Planting Begins

Rice Update: Exports Drop as Planting Begins

👤From The Rice Advocate, U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Mar 17, 2017

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

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Fortified Rice Study Paves the Way for More Use in Humanitarian Programs

Fortified Rice Study Paves the Way for More Use in Humanitarian Programs

👤By Rebecca Bratter, USA Rice 🕔Mar 17, 2017

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

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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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