Louisiana Rice: Planting on Schedule Thanks to Recent Dry Weather

🕔Apr 6, 2018Recent stretches of dry weather have allowed Louisiana rice farmers to get in the field and plant their 2018 crop on schedule. “In the last two weeks, we’ve made tremendous […]

NE Louisiana Rice Forum Discusses Latest Research, Industry Updates

🕔Feb 12, 2018Rayville rice producer and Vice President of the NELA Rice Growers Association Scott Franklin kicked off the Northeast Louisiana Rice Forum in Rayville, Louisiana, last week by thanking the crowd […]

Louisiana Rice: New Herbicides Available This Year

🕔Feb 8, 2018With the start of rice planting roughly a month away, farmers will have new herbicides to fight weeds in the upcoming growing season. LSU AgCenter weed scientist Eric Webster, talking at […]

Louisiana Rice: Improved Varieties Highlight Producer Meetings

🕔Jan 11, 2018The 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 […]

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

🕔Dec 14, 2017Christian 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 […]

Louisiana Rice: More Sheath Blight – Potential Reasons

🕔Jul 27, 2017I 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 […]

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

🕔Jul 14, 2017The 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 […]

Louisiana: New Rice Lines Featured at AgCenter Field Day

🕔Jun 30, 2017More 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 […]

Louisiana Rice: Time To Talk Disease Management

🕔Mar 30, 2017Varieties 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 […]

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

🕔Feb 1, 2017For 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, […]

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