Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed eight new members to the 15-member board.
Breeders at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station work continuously to develop new varieties and hybrids.
Continuing and new projects.
Anne Idsal, regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency visited the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station in March 2018.
The agronomy project under Dustin Harrell is an all-encompassing series of studies aimed at improving production efficiency and increasing yields.
For the first time a researcher tested a field-scale rice seed treatment of jasmonic acid for its potential to impart resistance against insect pests.
LSU AgCenter researcher Manoch Kongchum is studying nitrogen-use efficiency and yield for rice grown under three different irrigation protocols.
Ongoing improvements at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station are aimed at modernizing the facility and maintaining its global prominence.
For her doctoral dissertation, Lina Bernaola has been studying whether arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) can help rice plants with improved rice growth.
A high-protein rice variety developed by LSU AgCenter rice researcher Ida Wenefrida is being grown for commercial production in southern Illinois.
LSU AgCenter researchers are developing best management practices for growing row rice in north Louisiana.
Insect research under Blake Wilson, an LSU AgCenter entomologist, continued in 2018 with several ongoing projects.
In 2018, farmers grew Provisia rice commercially for the first time, and the reaction to the technology’s weed-control capability was positive.
The winter nursery in Puerto Rico continues to help save time in the development of new rice options for farmers, researchers say.
Amistar Top, a new fungicide, made its debut in 2018 with mixed reviews.
Genetic marker technology is leading to a more efficient process for developing new varieties.
After two challenging years, most Louisiana rice farmers had a good crop in 2018.
Increased rice acreage and yields in 2018 have suppressed prices, according to an LSU AgCenter economist who says that trend is expected to continue.
Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed eight new members to the 15-member Louisiana Rice Research Board.
The 2019 Rice Varieties and Management Tips is available through the LSU AgCenter’s rice webpage at www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/crops/rice.
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
2017 Louisiana Rice Research Board Annual Report
This publication includes keys to identification of water paspalum, brook paspalum, knotgrass and perennial barnyardgrass. (PDF Format Only)
2015 recommendations for rice varieties and management tips for them. Decisions about rice varieties are some of the most critical you will make, and those deicisions 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 Only)
The Mexican rice borer is a devastating pest of sugarcane and a serious pest of rice. It was first collected in Louisiana in two pheromone traps on Dec. 15, 2008, near two rice fields northwest of Vinton, La. Identification, injury, scouting and management infomation included. (PDF Format Only)
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)
Sheath blight has been the most economically significant disease of rice in Louisiana since the early 1970s. The disease is caused by a fungal pathogen of both rice and soybeans. This fact sheet describes the symptoms of the disease and gives suggested management procedures. (PDF Format Only)
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.)
Pest Management and Insect Identification Series
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.