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.
This issue contains information on the South American rice miner, the new Provisia rice system, grain spotting and pecky rice, Field Day highlights, north east Louisiana research in 2016, and rice sustainability.Click to open
The July 5th installment of the Louisiana Rice Notes newsletter is now available. This edition covers high nighttime temperatures, bacterial panicle blight, drain timing, and ratoon best management practices.
The June 16 installment of the Louisiana Rice Notes newsletter covers the current weather influence on disease pressure, sheath blight management, SARM, grasshopper, stink bug management, and the use of gibberellic acid for the ratoon crop.
The third edition of the Louisiana Rice Notes newsletter is now available. This edition covers planting progress, cold damage to rice seedlings, selecting the correct sulfur and zinc fertilizer for rice, Louisiana rice seeding methods poll results, and a little crawfish trivia. Just click the link below.