Just when Midsouth rice really needs sunshine, overcast skies have been lingering over a wide part of the region. Rainy conditions account for part of the cloud cover, but dust from Africa’s Saharan Desert adds to the effect.
The Midsouth crop continues to run late but improved growing conditions have settled over the Delta states.
Louisiana Rice: Crop Off to Good Start Jun 12, 2020
This year’s rice crop is progressing well, and the recent Tropical Storm Cristobal had little effect, an LSU AgCenter rice expert said at the Evangeline Parish rice field day on […]
Growing conditions take a turn for the better in the Midsouth, but much of the crop is running well behind schedule.
Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Rice, sponsored by the Southern rice team of Corteva Agriscience. Subscribe OVERVIEW Midsouth rice planting will likely wind down over the […]
Louisiana Rice: Hail Damage Hits Some Areas Jun 3, 2020
Rice plants are recovering from a hailstorm last week, but yield losses are expected in some fields. The storm hit on the night of May 26. The National Weather Service […]
Rains continue delaying rice planting in the Midsouth and some farmers may take the prevented-planting option on the last of their crop.
Rice – Midsouth – How Many Acres For 2020? – AgFax May 21, 2020
Better growing conditions are moving the crop along and prompting some farmers to take smaller-than-usual rice to flood.
After weeks of doing almost nothing, Midsouth farmers finally caught a substantial break in the weather and have been planting ahead of the next weather system.
The official LSU AgCenter recommendation for nitrogen (N) fertilizer application in rice is to apply approximately two-thirds of a variety’s seasonal need just before flooding on dry soil, followed by […]