Louisiana Rice: Yields Mostly “Hold Strong” In SW Parishes

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Rice yields continue to hold strong in most fields in southwest Louisiana. However, frequent rainfall events seem to occur almost every day this week hindering progress.

Some of these showers contain enough wind and rain to lodge rice fields which have a high yield potential.

Lodged rice has several negative impacts to a rice crop. The negative impacts include shattered grain, slowed harvest, more wear and tear on combines, and reduced harvest efficiency. Lodged rice, in fields with excess moisture and heat, can also result in reduced grain quality and milling due to heat damage, stain, and sprouting of the grain.

Let’s hope we can get this crop harvested in a timely manner.

Louisiana rice yields reported on August 9, 2018.

Parish Variety Acres

Yield Per Acre

bbl bu lb
Jeff Davis 753 234 62 223 10,044
Evangeline 745 500 59 212 9,558
Acadia 723 322 54 194 8,748
Acadia 760 20 60 216 9,720
Acadia 7311 90 60 216 9,720
Acadia 7311 45 57 205 9,234
Acadia 753 70 49 176 7,938
Acadia Gemini 120 57 205 9,234
Jeff Davis CL272 60 46 166 7,452
Jeff Davis Titan 123 40 144 6,480
Vermilion 753 67 55 198 8,910
Vermilion 753 200 61 220 9,882
Vermilion 753 113 62 223
Vermilion 7311 80 64 230 10,368
Acadia 7311 46 63 227 10,206
Acadia Cheniere 129 45 162 7,290
Acadia M’tau 368 45 162 7,290
Acadia CL151 96 53 191 8,586
Acadia 753 87 60 217 9,769
7311 123 59 212 9,558
CL111 135 43 155 6,966
745 50 55 198 8,910
St. Landry CL111 35 46 166 7,452
(Lodged from storm.)
Jeff Davis CL153 54 42 151 6,804
Jeff Davis CL153 89 43 155 6,966
Jeff Davis CL151 102 47 169 7,614
Jeff Davis 753 122 57 205 9,234
Jeff Davis 745 90 50 180 8,100
Calcasieu CL111 84 40 144 6,480
Acadia CL111 176 49 178 8,003
Acadia Cheniere 35 45 162 7,290
Acadia CL153 158 48 173 7,776
Acadia CL153 181 46 166 7,452
Acadia CL172 85 47 169 7,614
Jeff Davis CL153 110 36 130 5,832
Jeff Davis 753 42 47 169 7,614
St. Martin 753 282 57 207 9,305
Vermilion CL153 105 50 180 8,100
Cameron 7311 50 59 212 9,558
Cameron 7311 76 58 209 9,396
Cameron 745 123 53 191 8,586
Cameron 745 23 50 180 8,100
Cameron 745 53 54 194 8,748
Cameron 745 100 54 194 8,748
Acadia CL153 81 49 175 7,873
Acadia CL153 73 46 165 7,403
Acadia CL153 26 48 172 7,760
Acadia CL153 11 55 197 8,845
Acadia 745 44 62 223 10,044

The previous table was put together by growers who voluntarily provided the information utilizing the LARICE text message group on August 9, 2018. If you would like to join the Louisiana Rice Text Group, simply text @larice to 81010.


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