2009 LSU AgCenter rice meetings begin Jan. 6 in Welsh

Steven Linscombe, Schultz, Bruce  |  12/23/2008 10:00:47 PM

News Release Distributed 12/23/08

CROWLEY – Southwest Louisiana rice farmers making plans for their 2009 crop can get help with their decisions at a series of meetings on Jan. 6 through Jan. 9 conducted by the LSU AgCenter.

At each session, LSU AgCenter experts will present information on rice varieties, agronomics, fertilizers, herbicides, disease control and insects, along with information on soybean production.

“Rice producers will be able to get the latest in research-based recommendations,” said Dr. Steve Linscombe, director of the LSU AgCenter’s Rice Research Station. “We have several new things that growers may be able to incorporate into their plans.”

Registration for each meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the following dates at these locations:

-- Jan. 6 in Welsh at the Welsh Community Center, 101 Palmer St.

-- Jan. 7 in Ville Platte at the Ville Platte Civic Center, 704 N. Soileau St. Growers also will be able to get their pesticide recertification at this meeting.

-- Jan. 8 in Crowley at the at the Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter parish extension office, 157 Cherokee Drive.

-- Jan. 9 in Kaplan at the American Legion Hall, 1504 American Legion Road.

-- Jan. 15 in Bunkie at the Masonic Lodge at the corner of Floyd and Lexington.

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Contact: Steve Linscombe at (337 )788-7531 or slinscombe@agcenter.lsu.edu

Writer: Bruce Schultz at (337) 788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu

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