The newest edition of Louisiana Rice Field Notes is now available. This edition covers hail damage, early heading, sheath blight, and fungicide recommendations. It can be accessed on AgCenter website as a PDF (bit.ly/2ZN2AA0) or web version (bit.ly/2AhZGIO).
A new Louisiana Rice Notes newsletter is now available. This edition covers current conditions, prevented planting, and fungicide availability for 2019.
This edition covers early harvest returns, hot weather, N fertilization timing and sources for the ratoon crop, and how to join the text message group. This edition and older editions can be found on the LSU AgCenter’s Rice website here:
The third edition of Louisiana Rice Field Notes for 2018 is now available. This edition covers planting progress, DD50 heat units, stunted rice, rice seed and seedling diseases, channeled apple snail damage, Loyant herbicide use, and a consultant quiz. Older editions can be found on the LSU AgCenter’s Rice website here: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/crops/rice/field_notes
The newest edition of Louisiana Rice Field Notes for 2018 is now available. This edition covers planting progress and the potential effects of cold weather and wind on rice germination and seedling development. Older editions can be found on the LSU AgCenter’s Rice website here: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/crops/rice/field_notes
The first edition of Louisiana Rice Field Notes for 2018 is now available. This edition covers the start of rice planting, weather, AV-1011 rebate, progress on headed rice bird repellent, herbicide plant back restrictions, Rice Varieties and Management Tips publication, and furrow-irrigated rice research. Older editions can be found on the LSU AgCenter’s Rice website here: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/crops/rice/field_notes
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!
This edition covers rice yields, weather, late season sheath blight, and information about the Louisiana Recovery Grant Program.