Rice Alerts Delivered By Text

A statewide rice extension advisory group met here at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station to discuss different ways the AgCenter’s rice extension work could be improved in the future. The advisory group was made up of rice producers, rice consultants, millers, land owners, rice industry leaders, extension agents of rice producing parishes, and

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Louisiana Rice: State Gains Conditional Approval For AV-1011 Bird Repellent

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After you make your rice variety and hybrid rice selections, one of the next decisions a producer has to make is what seed treatments you are going to put on the seed. As you know, blackbirds can be a serious problem here in Louisiana, especially in early planted rice. In fact, a flock of blackbirds

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Louisiana Rice – Tips And Recommended Varieties For 2016

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The 2016 version of the Rice Varieties and Management Tips publication is now available online (click here for PDF version). The publication contains the official LSU AgCenter recommendations for all phases of rice production including variety selection, agronomy, fertility, diseases, insects, and weed management.

Hard copies of the publication should arrive at your local county

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Wheat Variety Performance and Production Practices in Louisiana

Please see the link below by Drs. Steve Harrison, Boyd Padget and Trey Price.

2015 Wheat Update

Louisiana Rice Notes – 5

by: Dustin Harrell

Louisiana Rice Notes – 5 – PDF

Blast found in Jupiter

Many things have happened over the past couple of weeks in regard to the Louisiana crop. Probably the most important is that leaf blast has been identified in two Vermilion Parish rice fields. Both fields are growing the medium grain variety

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Reports of Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat (Scab) Statewide

Trey Price, Field Crop Pathology, Macon Ridge Research Station Boyd Padgett, Small Grain Pathology, Dean Lee Research and Extension Center

Over the past two weeks there have been multiple reports from producers and consultants throughout Louisiana of wheat scab, also known as Fusarium head blight (FHB). Reported incidences have ranged from 10 to 20 percent.

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Challenges with N management in high moisture conditions

Corn seedlings under high moisture conditions

Josh Lofton and Beatrix Haggard- LSU AgCenter

The 2015 corn season has started off very challenging for the majority of the state. Much of the corn that has been planted was planted later within the optimum window, while several producers are still trying to decide on whether to plant the final intended acres (A great

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Louisiana Rice Notes – 4

by: Dustin Harrell

PDF version – Rice Notes 4_April 17

Rain, Rain and More Rain…

Over the past 10 days all we have seen is rain, rain and more rain. Very little rice has been planted in Northeast Louisiana. In Southwest Louisiana however, I would estimate that 90 to 95% of the rice has been

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Choosing to use N inhibitors or not in Mid-South corn

by: Beatrix Haggard and Josh Lofton

The drying conditions in recent days have resulted in a percentage of corn finally being planted. While most producers are focused on planting, these intense planting conditions will result in a short window for N fertilization. With this narrowed window between planting and N fertilization, it is time to

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As corn planting has begun, don’t forget about the wheat crop

Josh Lofton, Trey Price, Boyd Padgett, Beatrix Haggard, and Steve Harrison- LSU AgCenter

As warmer and drier conditions have arrived in Louisiana, corn planting has greatly picked up. In doing so, a lot of attention has shifted away from the winter wheat to corn. However, while these environmental conditions greatly benefit corn planting, they also

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