Most Louisiana rice farmers will look back on the 2013 crop with good memories.
The Louisiana Rice Research Board approved continuing funding for 16 LSU AgCenter projects and new funding for one project during its October 2012 meeting. The 2013 project titles, lead researchers and funding amounts are listed here.
Dr. Ida Wenefrida will plant a total 25 lines of high-protein rice in 2013 – conducting a range of preliminary yield tests and multilocation tests of the rice varieties.
LSU AgCenter rice geneticist Dr.Jim Oard will be taking over as coordinator of the hybrid rice development project because of the departure of rice breeder Dr. Xueyan Sha.
The Rice Research Board has provided monies for an AgCenter Communications project to develop a research report highlighting board-funded projects. This publication serves as a report to rice producers about the results from LSU AgCenter projects that their check-off dollars funded. It also serves as a marketing piece for the board and rice industry.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture