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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 »

LSU AgCenter releases two new rice varieties

LSU AgCenter

The Louisiana State University AgCenter has released two new Clearfield rice varieties that are tolerant to imadazolinone herbicide. They come from the breeding program of Dr. Steve Linscombe at the AgCenter’s H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station near Crowley. Read More »

Northern California contest yields information, recognition

UC Rice Yield Contest

By Bruce Linquist In 2015, the University of California Cooperative Extension kicked off a yield contest with rice growers. The purpose was to provide an opportunity for rice producers and UC scientists to share information about intensive rice production in California and to recognize individuals who have achieved the highest yields. Read More »

Masters of conservation

Voluntary program helps Louisiana producers improve natural resource management while bolstering sustainability and economics. By Vicky Boyd Editor Richard Fontenot, who farms with his brother, Neal, near Ville Platte, La., looks at the Louisiana Master Farmer Program as an integral part of their operation’s succession plan. “It enhances some of your conservation efforts and allows you to be a little ... Read More »