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 Sugarcane: Potential New Varieties, Plant Diseases Highlight Field Day

🕔Jul 20, 2017Louisiana sugarcane growers and consultants heard about new sugarcane varieties in the pipeline along with plant diseases and other topics on July 19 during the annual field day at the […]

Louisiana Rice: 2017 Acres Down 8%; Rice Water Weevils, Mexican Corn Borer Expected

🕔May 29, 2017This year’s Louisiana rice planting, estimated at 400,000 acres, is 8% less than last year, according to LSU AgCenter rice extension specialist Dustin Harrell.  AgCenter estimates for the 2016 crop were […]

Louisiana Rice: Choosing the Right Insecticidal Seed Treatment

🕔Mar 22, 2017Early season insect pests represent a consistent threat in Louisiana which can hurt the rice crop right from the onset of the growing season. Fortunately, farmers have several insecticidal seed […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: West Indian Cane Fly Reappears Along with Other Pests

🕔Jul 22, 2016Louisiana sugarcane growers and consultants heard about a sporadic insect pest and a new, unidentified weed on July 20 during the annual field day at the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research […]

Mexican Rice Borer Can’t Be Stopped, Only Managed

🕔May 4, 2016The Mexican rice borer is an invasive species first detected in Texas in 1980, which spread eastward reaching Louisiana in 2008. This pest damages grass crops including rice, sugarcane and corn. […]

Rice: New Resource for Managing the Mexican Rice Borer

🕔Apr 13, 2016A moth caterpillar called the Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini) has taken a heavy toll on sugar cane and rice crops in Texas, and has moved into Louisiana, Florida, and […]

Louisiana Rice Farmers Hear Optimistic Outlook at LSU Meetings

🕔Jan 7, 2016Rice farmers attending LSU AgCenter producer meetings are getting a dose of much needed optimism for 2016, with the start of planting season only two months away. The good news includes the […]

Louisiana Rice: Working to Control the Mexican Rice Borer – Video

🕔Nov 6, 2015Rice farmers in south Louisiana have battled the Mexican Rice Borer since 2008. The pest invades the stem of growing rice plants and can drastically reduce yields during harvest. TWILA’s […]

Louisiana Rice: LSU Entomologists Study Borers, Weevils, Stink Bugs

🕔Apr 1, 2015LSU AgCenter entomologist Mike Stout said the Mexican rice borer continues to be monitored, but it has yet to develop into a major pest in Louisiana. It has been found […]

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