This edition covers the current weather concerns, hail damage on rice, rice survival under submerged conditions, stretched rice management, estimating lost N from draining submerged rice, and the retirement of Dr. Levy the state soybean extension specialist.
This is the third installment of the Louisiana Rice Notes newsletter for 2017. This edition covers planting progress and the quick start to the rice season in southwest Louisiana, accumulated DD50 heat units so far, rice seedling development, the importance of Clearfield Stewardship Guidelines, starter N fertilizer guidelines, and planning your 2017 disease management program. This edition can also be found on the LSU AgCenter’r rice website (click here to view).
This slightly longer than normal edition covers planting progress, current weather and soil temperatures, a shift in blackbird pressure this year, effect of treating only half of your seed with AV-1011, economic evaluation of using AV-1011 versus replanting, a change to the FirstShot label, a survey and solicitation for information about pyrethroid use in rice, a welcome to Dr. Blake Wilson who was hired as the AgCenter’s new extension rice and sugarcane entomologist, and how to choose the right insecticidal seed treatment in rice for your individual situation.
This edition covers the low germination issue, how to adjust seeding rates due to the low germination issue, AV-1011, Kaput feral hog bait, burndown plant back restrictions and other useful information.
The Projected 2017 Rice Farm Cash Flow Model (Click Here) and Instructions (Click Here) are now available.
The Projected Rice Farm Cash Flow Model was developed to assist producers in planning for the 2017 crop year. The model is an Excel spreadsheet which allows rice producers to enter projected acreage, yield, market price and production cost data for 2017 to estimate net returns above variable production costs and to easily evaluate the impact of changing percent of base planted on net returns.
LSU AgCenter Extension Agents in rice producing parishes conduct a survey every year to determine the rice varieties which are grown in their respective parishes. The data is then broken down further into rice classes including long grain, medium grain, special purpose, hybrid, and Clearfield rice acres. In addition, information about planting methods, reduced tillage acres, and ratoon rice production is included in the survey. Graphical parish maps and pie graphs are also provided. This information can be found on the LSU AgCenter’s website by clicking the following links: Tabular Data & Parish Maps or a complete summary by clicking the image below.
The 9th installment of Louisiana Rice Field Notes is now available. This is the second flood edition this week. This edition covers recommendations on how to proceed with harvest with all of the flood damaged rice, a very important proposed changed to the crop insurance “practical to replant” definition and the final planting dates (FPD) for rice, corn, sorghum, cotton and soybeans, and an important flood recovery meeting in Crowley tomorrow.
The 8th installment of Louisiana Rice Field Notes is now available. This edition covers potential damage to rice caused by the flood, an estimate of the economic impact of the flood to the unharvested rice crop, effects on the ratoon rice crop, comments and pictures from rice producers and consultants.