Louisiana Rice: Pest Concerns for Late-Planted Crops May 3, 2021

Rice Stem Borer. Photo: University of Arkansas
🕔May 3, 2021
The recommended planting dates for Louisiana rice are March 10–April 15 for southwest regions and April 1–May 5 in the north. In an ideal world, all rice would be planted […]

Arkansas Rice: Drain Timing; 1st Fields Nearing Harvest Aug 3, 2018

🕔Aug 3, 2018
Crop Progress “It’s not so much the heat, it’s the humidity.”  But seriously, that describes current conditions.  Temperatures are pretty nice, but the humidity is keeping it a little miserable […]

Louisiana Rice: Weather Changes Affecting Crops Jun 6, 2018

🕔Jun 6, 2018
Weeks of dry weather transitioned to widespread rainfall, and now rice farmers will have to be wary of the potential for disease in their crop, an LSU AgCenter plant pathologist […]

Louisiana Rice: Which Insects Will Take Biggest Hit From 2018 Winter? Feb 2, 2018

🕔Feb 2, 2018
Many people are looking for the silver lining from the recent cold spells. One potential upside is that hard freezes can often reduce insect pest populations the following spring.   Back-to-back […]

Louisiana Rice: Choosing the Right Insecticidal Seed Treatment Mar 22, 2017

🕔Mar 22, 2017
Early 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 Rice: LSU Entomologists Study Borers, Weevils, Stink Bugs Apr 1, 2015

🕔Apr 1, 2015
LSU 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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