The 2017 Louisiana rice season was affected by tropical weather events and frequent rain, but overall, the year allowed for an average crop.
2018 recommendations for rice varieties and management tips
Things that promote resistance along with examples of herbicides having same mode of action and weeds that are resistant to them.
Rice Chemical Weed Control.
Weed Control Guide - information on recrop intervals.
Complete pdf of 2018 Chemical Weed Management Guide -- 223 pages. Download the complete pdf for free.
2017 recommendations for rice varieties and management tips for them.
Making crosses is the backbone of the breeding program today.
2016 recommendations for rice varieties and management tips for them. Decisions about rice varieties are some of the most critical you will make, and those decisions have to be made early each year. The information in this publication will help you decide which rice varieties are best suited to your particular growing conditions. (PDF Format and printed)
Rice is one of the world’s most important cereal crops. Rice and wheat together make up the majority of the world’s source of calories. They feed the world. Information on general agronomic guidelines, varieties, soils, plant nutrition, fertilization, rice drying, economics and weed, disease and pest management. (Individual chapter pdfs are located at the bottom of the page.)
The use of poultry litter on unproductive areas has increased rice productivity levels in many cases above those realized prior to precision leveling. The use of litter in conjunction with inorganic fertilizers also has been reported to improve yields above those found when using inorganic fertilizers alone. Information on the nutrient content, litter sampling, litter sources and general recommendations are included. (PDF format only)
This publication describes the major rice diseases in Louisiana and the southern United States rice-growing region. Detailed color images of bacterial panicle blight, blast, grain smuts, narrow brown leaf spot, shealth blight, sheath rot, stem rot, water mold and stem rot are included. (PDF format only)
This guide includes helpful information on identifying weeds in Louisiana rice. The publication contains a schematic guide to help with proper identification of weeds based on specific characteristics of each plant. It also contains photos of each weed listed in the schematic as well as examples showing key characteristics.
A description of how biomass is being used for energy in Louisiana with an emphasis on the potential for expansion in the industry. (PDF format only)