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Rice Field Notes 2014
Photographs and accompanying text describing verification field harvest, herbicide injury to rice and creeping burhead in rice.
dissected and labeled grass spikelet
Parts Of Grass Spikelet
A photograph of a labeled grass spikelet. By definition a grass spikelet is the unit of the inflorscence of a grass, a member of the Poaceae or Gramineae family of plants. It consists of two glumes and one or more florets.
Soil Samples Analyses and Interpretation
Soil Testing and Analyses
A series of PowerPoint slides explaining several aspects of soil testing, analysis and interpretation of results.
Rice Field Notes
Field Notes is a weekly newsletter published during the rice growing season reporting observations and providing production information to subscribers. It utilizes photographs as a foundation for discussion and to illustrate various aspects of rice production on a broad range of topics from fertilization to pest management.
Rice Harvest Cost
Estimating Rice Combine Harvest Cost: Performance Rate, Capital Cost, Operating Cost
Harvest equipment represents a major crop production expense for most rice farming operations. This report presents information on estimating rice combine harvest cost as well as a users' guide to the related Excel-based rice combine harvest cost producer decision tool.
Rice Drying on the Farm
Rice Drying
This publication provides general information on rice drying as an aid to the producer who desires to store and dry on his farm.
Rice County Agents by Parish
The agents are your local contact for all rice-related information produced by the LSU AgCenter.
Jackie Loewer, Chairman
From the 2014 Louisiana Rice Research Board
There are several ways to determine value. One way that we use almost unconsciously is in the marketplace -- buying and selling of things.
Rice Faculty
A list of extension and research faculty to whom questions about rice may be addressed.
AgCenter Rice Faculty
A list of extension and research faculty to whom questions about rice may be addressed.
Entomology graduate student Bryce Blackman counts stink bugs in a sweep net
Entomologist finding newly registered insecticides less toxic to crawfish
LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr.Mike Stout says testing of insecticides is showing newly registered insecticides are far less toxic to crawfish than pyrethroids
Waterfowl use the rice fields at the LSU AgCenter’s Rice Research Station
Kellogg’s Certified Rice Grower program progressing
The Louisiana Master Rice Growers program began in 2013 as a cooperative endeavor involving the LSU AgCenter, the Kellogg Co.and Louisiana Rice Mill – although development of the program has been underway for three years.
2014 Louisiana Rice Research Board funded projects
The Louisiana Rice Research Board approved continuing funding for 17 LSU AgCenter projects and new funding for two projects during its October 2013 meeting. The 2014 project titles, lead researchers and funding amounts are listed here.
2013 louisiana Rice Acreage by Parish
Plant pathologist hoping for permanent Sercadis label
LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Dr. Don Groth hopes the permanent federal label for the fungicide Sercadis is granted for the upcoming growing season.
LSU AgCenter rice breeder Dr. Jim Oard
Hybrid Project showing tangible Progress
The LSU AgCenter hybrid project continued to move forward in 2013, with tangible progress being made.“We are making steady progress in the right direction,” said Dr. Jim Oard, LSU AgCenter plant breeder.
Research associate Ben McKnight drives a spray rig over a field to apply glyphosate on volunteer hybrid rice plants and
Weed scientist looking at combinations to eliminate undesired rice plant
LSU AgCenter weed scientist Dr. Eric Webster is continuing his work on dormant hybrids and red rice outcrossing by starting a new project using several different combinations to eliminate undesired plants from arice field.
Dr. Prasantha Subudhi
Varieties from Egypt, India, South Korea used in quest for salt-tolerant rice
Dr. Prasanta Subudhi is continuing his efforts to develop salt tolerant rice lines, using varieties from Egypt, India and South Korea where high salt levels in coastal areas are a problem.
Graduate student Hari Sharan Karki inoculates research plots at the Rice Research Station with bacterial panicle blight
Scientist making progress toward unlocking mysteries of bacterial panicle blight
LSU AgCenter pathologist Dr.Jong Hyun Ham is trying to unlock the mysteries of bacterial panicle blight – and he is making progress with encouraging signs.
Underground pipeline study part of economist’s work
Dr. Mike Salassi, an LSU AgCenter agricultural economist, responds to farmers’ requests for information and analysis on the economic consequences of a wide variety of factors related to farming operations and agricultural production.
Dr. Chuck Rush
Dr. Chuck Rush
Retired LSU AgCenter plant pathologist
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