The results of the 2017 Louisiana Rice Variety Survey are now available online. The survey contains information on:
- Total rice production in each parish and the percentage of long, medium, and special purpose rice
- Breakdown of long grain, medium grain, and special purpose varieties and hybrids grown
- Ratoon and conservation tillage practices used in each parish
- Planting and water management cultural practices used by farming operations in each parish
- Various maps and figures summarizing the findings
This survey is done annually by Extension Agents in each of the rice producing parishes by contacting their rice producers and seed distributors. In many cases, the survey results may not exactly match FSA certified planted acres. Deviations can be the result of many factors. The most common factors include large farming operations which farm in multiple parishes only reporting in one parish. Included in the data this year for the first time is water management practices including furrow irrigated rice (row rice) and alternate wetting and drying (AWD). Furrow irrigated rice management was reported in only two Louisiana Parishes with a total of 1,400 acres. The individual survey results, maps and figures are available on the LSU AgCenter Website (individual survey results). All of the data combined into one document can be found here (Complete Results Document). A big thank you to all of the Extension Agents who help make this survey possible!