Good news: a nice upswing in averages coming out of Louisiana’s harvest after lower numbers in the beginning.
Rain and wind take a toll, trigger grain sterility in coastal areas.
Some say this is the worst start to a Midsouth rice crop that they can remember. Weather, flooding and herbicide injury take a toll.
How long can rice stay completely under water and still survive? That’s the big question in Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri.
Farmers are pushing to harvest viable rice in southwest Louisiana. Combines are running in standing water if necessary. This month’s rain and flooding are taking an economic toll, aside from […]
Draining has started in the Midsouth and more fields should be to that point next week. Harvest has pushed ahead in southwest Louisiana and coastal Texas.
A small amount of harvest may start in southwest Louisiana over the next week. No reports of rice being cut elsewhere. More rice is heading through the Midsouth, although a […]
Rain continues to complicate preflood work on a wide basis, both in the Midsouth and in coastal rice areas in Louisiana and Texas. More growers either have or will fly […]
More rain and more delays. That’s the summary for a large portion of our coverage area. Planting in north Louisiana remains stalled out. In other areas the rain has kept […]
Soybean loopers have become more widespread across the South. Some slippage has been noted in the Southeast. Velvetbean caterpillars and an assortment of other foliage feeders are in the game […]