This edition covers current crop issues including the rise in sheath blight in south Louisiana, effect of midday rain on flowering rice, leaf miners, the black rice bug.
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.