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 […]

Louisiana Rice: Easy Planting So Far But Cold Weather Threatens

🕔Apr 5, 2018Rice planting in southwest Louisiana has moved along this year very quickly so far and without a hitch. I would estimate that at this time we are 80% or more […]

Louisiana Rice: Planting Eases Into Gear

🕔Mar 15, 2018A limited amount of rice has been planted in Louisiana prior to this week. I would estimate that less than 5% of the acreage in the southwest part of the […]

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: Soil Health, Cover Crops Discussed at Conferences

🕔Feb 2, 2018Agriculture experts from five states joined farmers and others in the industry to address soil heath and cover crops at two recent conferences. The first conference was Jan. 23 in […]

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: LSU AgCenter Names New Administrators at Crowley Station

🕔Nov 3, 2017The LSU AgCenter has named Don Groth as the new resident coordinator of the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station. Kurt Guidry, director of the LSU AgCenter Southwest Region, made the announcement […]

Louisiana Rice: 2017 Acreage Survey Results Available

🕔Oct 9, 2017The results of the 2017 Louisiana Rice Variety Survey are now available online. This survey is done annually by Extension Agents in each of the rice producing parishes by contacting their […]

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