Utomo and his team developed a high-protein line of rice cultivar, Frontière, which was released in 2017. The rice was developed through traditional breeding.
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Provisia Rice Will be Valuable for the Louisiana Rice Industry
Major rice producing states in the United States.
2017 H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station Field Day
The 2017 LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station Field Day was held on June 28.
Rice goes way back in the history of Louisiana.
This research facility has continuously provided technology advances to increase the viability of the Louisiana rice industry during its 108 years of existence.
While the potential uses for drones is almost limitless, many of the future applications are expected to be in agriculture.
While all agronomic crops require meticulous management, rice is considerably more complex.
One of the first, and most important, decisions a rice producer makes each year is which variety to grow in each production field.
Making crosses is the backbone of the breeding program today.
The 2005 Annual Research Report includes information on breeding, biotechnology, variety testing, production and distribution of foundation seed, fertilization, soil and water management, cultural practices, weed control, insect control, disease investigations, rice drying, bird control and physiology studies. The aquaculture research program places emphasis upon production practices, forages and multi-cropping of crawfish with agronomic crops.
Topics covered in this report include: breeding, agronomy, nutrition studies, cultural management studies, Foundation Seed Rice Program, seedling vigor studies, stature reduction studies, seed treatment studies, yield enhancement studies, Panicle Blight Study, Red Rice study, rotational crops, aquaculture research, rice anther culture breeding, rice pathology studies, rice weed control, rice production economic research, biotechnology research.
Research at the Rice Research Station is conducted cooperatively by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station and the United States Department of Agriculture. The 2002 rice research program included breeding, biotechnology, variety testing, production and distribution of foundation seed, fertilization, soil and water management, cultural practices, weed control, insect control, disease investigations, rice drying, bird control in rice, and physiology studies.