Rice Planting April 2016

Richard Bogren  |  5/17/2016 9:12:51 PM

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Rice is planted using a seed drill on the Simon Farm south of Morse, Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

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LSU AgCenter agronomist Dustin Harrell plants seed on a planter pulled by a tractor driven by research associate Jacob Fluitt. Photo by Bruce Schultz

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LSU AgCenter research associate James Leonards, right, walks behind a planter being loaded by AgCenter agronomist Dustin Harrell. Photo by Bruce Schultz

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Fertilizer is loaded into an airplane to be flown over a freshly planted rice crop near Mowata, Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

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LSU AgCenter entomologist Mike Stout plants seed on a research plot while research associate Marty Frey drives the tractor. Photo by Bruce Schultz

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Rice seeds spread onto a field by airplane have sprouted a few days after planting. Photo by Bruce Schultz

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LSU AgCenter rice breeder Steve Linscombe records his observations on emerging rice plants in a date-of-planting study at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station near Crowley, Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

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Two planters sit idle in the fog before planting starts. Photo by Bruce Schultz

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