March 21, 2011- Planting at Acadia Parish rww demo test site

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Picture 1. Acadia Parish County Agent Barrett Courville following the drill as we planted the test plots.

Picture 2. Rustin Gilder walking near the flagging on the edge of the plots. Flagging is color-coordinated with the treatments to make it easier to monitor progress during the season.

Picture 3. Field map with color-coding for the treatments. Feel free to drive by and watch the field as the crop matures during the season.

Picture 4. Acadia Parish demo test cooperators Wes Simon, Rustin Gilder, Terry Istre and Barrett Courville.

Originally posted March 21, 2011, by Natalie Hummel on Louisiana Rice Insects

On March 16, 2011, we planted our first site for the 2011 LSU AgCenter rice water weevil demonstration test. (Picture 1.)

The purpose of our rice water weevil demonstration test is to compare currently recommended seed treatment insecticides on commercial farms in Louisiana. This year we are comparing three insecticide seed treatments (CruiserMaxx, Dermacor X-100 and NipsitINSIDE) to an untreated check. (Picture 2.)

Here are the details about the Acadia Parish test site:

Parish: Acadia
Cooperators: Glen Simon
Wes Simon
County Agent: Barrett Courville
Consultant: Rustin Gilder
Distributor: Crowley Grain
Variety: XL745
Seeding rate: 22
Total acres: 40

We will take stand counts and plant height data 2 weeks after seedling emergence. To assess insecticide efficacy, we will collect rww soil cores 4 weeks after application of permanent flood. (Picture 3.)

We intend to have a tour stop at the demo test site at the conclusion of the LSU AgCenter South Farm Tour this summer. Please monitor the blog for an announcement about the date and details. (Picture 4.)

We greatly appreciate the tremendous effort in time and land use by our cooperators. We will keep you posted on the progress at this site. For additional information, please contact Barrett Courville.

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