Salt Leave Rice Fields Barren

John K. Saichuk, Blanchard, Tobie M.  |  5/13/2006 2:18:54 AM

(Radio News 04/17/06) Hurricane Rita deposited salt water in rice fields and irrigation canals across southwestern Louisiana. LSU AgCenter rice specialist Dr. Johnny Saichuk says rice growers were optimistic that the winter would provide rain to wash the salt from the soil and waterways, but unfortunately those rains didn't come. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
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