This article was originally created on January 27, 2016.
The 2016 version of the Rice Varieties and Management Tips publication is now available online (click here for PDF version). The publication contains the official LSU AgCenter recommendations for all phases of rice production including variety selection, agronomy, fertility, diseases, insects, and weed management.
Hard copies of the publication should arrive at your local county extension office any day now. If you are like me, I like to keep a hard copy of the publication in my truck so I can have it handy when I am in the field and not worry if it gets wet. So, be sure to pick up your copy at your local extension office soon.
One of the first decisions that a producer must make every year is determining which varieties to plant. In the Rice Varieties and Management Tips publication, we have a breakdown of every recommended variety to help you make your variety decisions. In addition to the recommended varieties, we also have general information on other commonly grown rice varieties in Louisiana.
Table 1 below shows the recommended varieties and hybrids for production in Louisiana in 2016. More detailed information can be found in the 2016 Rice Varieties and Management Tips publication.
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