News Release Distributed 06/07/13CROWLEY, La. – Five remaining LSU AgCenter field days for rice farmers will be held in Louisiana. They include:
– The Acadia Parish Rice Field Day, June 14, at the South Farm of the Rice Research Station, starting at 8:30 a.m. Speakers will talk about the current rice crop, insect control, variety development, this year’s soybean crop, soybean research and rice weed control.
– The Rice Research Station in Crowley on June 26, starting at 7:30 a.m. with stops to hear about research related to variety and hybrid development, diseases, insects, weeds, agronomy, followed by talks on rice economics, the farm bill debate and the Kellogg’s Master Rice Grower Program. A lunch will be served.
– On July 2, the Southwest Louisiana Rice Field Day will be start at 8:30 a.m. at the Fenton Coop, then travel to the Jimmy Hoppe Farm with speakers to talk about variety development, insect control, fertility, disease control, weed control and the current soybean crop.
– Also on July 2, the Vermilion Parish Field Day near Klondike starting at 3:30 p.m. with presentations on herbicide drift, rice disease testing, variety development, fertility and ratoon crop management, rice verification field report and the rice economic outlook. The event starts at the Lounsberry Farm, a half mile east of the Lake Arthur bridge on La. Highway 14, then moves to the Klondike Veterans of Foreign War Hall for supper.
– On July 17, the Northeast Rice Field Day will start at the Woodsland Plantation, 282 La. Highway 15, Rayville, at 9 a.m. with speakers talking about insect control, disease, fertility, variety development and an overlook at the current crop. The event moves to the Rayville Civic Center at 11:15 a.m. for an update on soybeans and the farm bill debate. Lunch will follow the program.Bruce Schultz
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