Aphids, plant bugs and spider mites are all turning up in cotton. No huge infestations are turning up, but applications have been necessary in places.
Rains continue delaying rice planting in the Midsouth and some farmers may take the prevented-planting option on the last of their crop.
Weather forecasts hint at much better planting conditions in early May, which Midsouth farmers will need to plant rice in the first half of May
Cotton planting still lags but warmer and drier weather appear in the forecast just in time for a big early-May push.
Farmers at the Northeast Louisiana Rice Forum on Feb. 4 heard about the benefits and challenges of growing row rice. The practice uses irrigation with poly pipe or rainwater to […]
David Bennett, Contributing Editor Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Midsouth Cotton, sponsored by the Midsouth Cotton Team of AMVAC Chemical Corporation. Subscribe OVERVIEW More bolls […]
Louisiana Rice: Weather Deals Blow to Harvest Aug 23, 2019
Farmers probably would like to forget the 2019 rice crop, which has been plagued by low yields. Bad weather from the start of the growing season through harvest is being […]
An LSU AgCenter research project at the Mer Rouge farm of Jason Waller was the setting for the northeast Louisiana row rice field day on July 18. The practice of […]
Rice – Harvest Starts On A Small Scale – AgFax Jul 19, 2019
Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Rice, sponsored by the Southern rice team of Corteva Agriscience. Subscribe OVERVIEW Harvest has started on a minuscule basis in southwest […]
Regulating growth – that’s a big focus across the region this week. Rains have kept sprayers out of the field when treatments are needed the most. Plants also are shedding squares after this prolonged stretch of rain and cloudy weather.