The Louisiana Rice Research Verification Program (LRRVP) began in 1997 in three parishes: Allen, Calcasieu and Jefferson Davis. In 1998 the program was funded and expanded. Since then, the program has had participants in all rice-growing regions of the state and in most of the rice-producing parishes.The program was initiated to demonstrate the most cost-efficient production of rice, increase confidence of rice growers in extension and research recommendations, increase confidence of county agents and specialists in our recommendations, educate county agents and growers in all aspects of rice production, and develop an economic database for rice production.The program continues to provide an accurate evaluation of current recommendations and provide insight into other areas of research. The educational value of the program to all concerned (farmers, researchers and extension personnel) increases each year.
This project is supported in part by funding provided by rice producers through their checkoff contributions to the Louisiana Rice Research Board.