LSU AgCenter to host rice field days

(05/15/17) CROWLEY, La. – The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of field days for rice farmers to provide information on the latest improvements for growing their crop. AgCenter scientists will explain their work related to fertility, variety development and controlling rice pests.

“These field days allow us to tell farmers about the work we are doing to help them improve their crop,” said Steve Linscombe, director of the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station. “One of the highlights we will be discussing is our work with the new Provisia rice technology.”

Upcoming field days are:

— May 25. The Vermilion Parish Rice Field Day will begin at 3:30 p.m. starting at the Kent Lounsberry Farm east of Lake Arthur on La. Highway 14 and end at the Klondike fire station.

— May 31. The Southwest Louisiana Rice Tour will start with speakers at 8:30 a.m. at the Fenton Farmers Cooperative, followed by talks at the rice research plots located on the Jimmy Hoppe farm south of Fenton.

— June 1. The Evangeline Parish Rice Field Day will start at 8 a.m. near Mamou, at research plots located 3.5 miles west of Bieber Farms directly off Bieber Road. Signs will be posted on Bieber Road directing drivers to the location. The event ends at Bieber Farms.

— June 14. The Acadia Parish Rice Field Day will be held at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station South Farm. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with presentations and a field tour starting around 9:30 a.m.

— June 28. The LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station Field Day will start with field tours at 7:15 a.m. with the last trailer leaving at 9 a.m., followed by a poster session and presentations.

— July 6. The St. Landry Rice and Soybean Field Tour will be held at the Charles Fontenot Farm near Palmetto beginning at 8 a.m. Signs to the field day location will be posted starting at Veazey Road in Palmetto off La. Highway 10.

— July 12. The North Louisiana Rice and Soybean Field Day will be held near Oak Ridge at the Vic Jordan Farm, starting at 9 a.m. The farm is 2.5 miles east of Oak Ridge on La. Highway 134. Turn south on Tower Drive, which ends at the plots. The indoor program will start at 11 a.m. at the Rayville Civic Center, 817 Louisa St., Rayville.

5/15/2017 2:59:30 PM
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