LSU AgCenter highlighting innovations at 113th Rice Field Day

(03/29/22) CROWLEY, La. – LSU AgCenter rice researchers are once again inviting producers and industry professionals to the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station for its annual field day to be held here on Wednesday, June 29.

“We are proud to present the AgCenter’s latest developments from the state’s nucleus for rice research,” Kurt Guidry, H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station resident coordinator, said. “We are continuing a more-than-a-century-old tradition of presenting to rice industry stakeholders the LSU AgCenter’s latest research in the state’s top grain crop.”

As in past years, the program will begin with field tours from 7:15 to 9 a.m., with a poster session and trade show running concurrently.

Topics will include:

— Rice agronomy research.

— Hybrid rice & specialty rice breeding.

— New rice variety developments.

— Rice entomology & pathology research.

— Weed management.

The indoor program will feature updates from rice industry professionals and government officials, and will begin at 10:30 a.m. Speakers will include Richard Fontenot, chairman of the Louisiana Rice Research Board; Jim Harper, president of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation; Dr. Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry; and Betsy Ward, chief executive officer for the USA Rice Federation.

Other speakers will include Luke Laborde, LSU interim vice president for agriculture and Mike Salassi, LSU AgCenter associate vice president for Plants, Soil, Water and Animal Sciences.

For additional information about the field day, contact Kurt Guidry at

Spectators sitting on a trailer at left listening to a man speak in a rice field.

Former LSU AgCenter Weed Scientist Eric Webster speaks about rice weed research at the 2021 LSU AgCenter Rice Field Day. This year’s event is set to be held at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station on Wed., June 29. Featured speakers will discuss the latest developments in the Louisiana rice industry. Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter

3/29/2022 7:56:26 PM
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