Tag Archives: Seed Treatments

Bye, Bye Birdies

The EPA recently registered a non-lethal bird-repellent seed treatment for rice. The news traveled swiftly among producers, who have seen firsthand the damage birds can cause to newly seeded rice fields. Read More »

Two New Clearfield Varieties Released

Two New Clearfield Varieties Released LSU AgCenter has announced the release of two new Clearfield rice varieties, an improved Jazzman and a medium grain, according to Steve Linscombe, rice breeder and director of the Rice Research Station. Both will be available for seed production this year and commercial production in 2015. Clearfield rice varieties can tolerate herbicides that kill red ... Read More »

Impressive lineup offered for upcoming growing season

Variety/Hybrid 2014 Roster It goes without saying that variety/hybrid selection is one of the most important decisions that a rice farmer has to make during the winter planning time. Following are quite a few offerings for 2014. Consider your farm field-by-field when making choices for the upcoming season. The following information about these rice varieties/hybrids and their characteristics was provided ... Read More »

Teamwork & Streamlining

Careful planning and an experienced staff are keys to success BY CARROLL SMITH EDITOR Sam and Jim Whitaker grew up farming with their mother and father, then took over the operation when their father retired. All total, this past year marked the brothers’ 19th crop. They farm thousands of acres of rice, soybeans, cotton and corn in southeast Arkansas. “Twenty ... Read More »

California Scientists Honored

Humanitarian rice research is making a difference Rice is one of the globe’s most important food staples. About half of the world’s seven billion people eat rice every day. Unfortunately, about 50 million acres of rice is grown in floodprone regions of the world, and rice plants die if they’re completely submerged for more than three days. But that’s changing, ... Read More »

What are we going to plant in 2013?

DR. JOHN SAICHUK LOUISIANA jsaichuk@agcenter.lsu.edu One of the most frequently asked questions this fall has been, “What are we going to plant next year?” It is also one of the most uncommon questions I have been asked over the years in this position. Most of the time, the variety selection process in rice is fairly simple because, unlike soybeans, there ... Read More »

Variety/Hybrid 2013 Roster

Impressive lineup offered for upcoming growing season It goes without saying that variety/hybrid selection is one of the most important decisions that a rice farmer has to make during the winter planning time. Following are quite a few offerings for 2013. Consider your farm field-by-field when making choices for the upcoming season. The following information about these rice varieties/hybrids and ... Read More »

From dry planting to water-seeding.

Dr. John Saichuk Louisiana jsaichuk@agcenter.lsu.edu Last year I wrote an article on water management on March 29. Following is most of the first paragraph of that article. I had no idea at the time of how much of it would be accurate and how different it would be this year. “While I have not had any calls about salt water ... Read More »

California Seedsmen

Father and son team raise seed rice for local growers By Carroll Smith Editor In the California rice industry, 1912 is particularly significant because it marks the state’s first commercial rice production in Butte County. In 1914, the Butte County Rice Growers Association (BUCRA) was founded in Richvale and has since grown to several hundred farmer members. Its three lines ... Read More »