Louisiana’s John Denison to be inducted into Ag Hall of Distinction

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The seventh annual Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction will honor four new inductees who have made major contributions to forestry, rice, cotton and sugarcane. The event, which had been scheduled for March 26 at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge, has been postponed due to the novel coronavirus. The Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to ... Read More »

Bureau of Reclamation announces initial water allocations in California

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The Bureau of Reclamation recently announced the initial 2020 water supply allocation for Central Valley Project contractors within California. Allocation amounts are based on an estimate of water available for delivery to CVP water users and reflects current reservoir storages, precipitation and snowpack in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada. “Today’s allocation comes on the heels of an operations plan ... Read More »

NRCS sets deadlines to sign up for EQIP in Texas

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas has set the first funding application deadline of April 3 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. If additional financial assistance funds are still available, a second funding application deadline will be scheduled for May 15. Applications are taken year-round for NRCS programs, but deadlines are announced to rank and fund eligible conservation projects. ... Read More »

U Ark launches row crop text message updates

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Interested in receiving up-to-date University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture row crop information and recommendations directly to your text messaging inbox? Look no further. The university is rolling out a text messaging service from several UAEX row crop Extension specialists. If you are interested in this service, please opt-in through the following process: 1. Text the number 69922 with ... Read More »

Meet Cliff Mock, 2019 Rice Consultant of the Year

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Rice Farming magazine, along with sponsor Corteva Agriscience, recently honored Cliff Mock of Alvin, Texas, as the 2019 Rice Consultant of the Year. Just before sunrise in Brazoria County, Texas, Mock climbs into his truck and heads to the field. He covers the area along the Gulf Coast in Wharton, Colorado, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Galveston counties. He has consulted ... Read More »

RiceTec launches charitable program

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Going outside of traditional corporate giving, RiceTec has developed Harvesting Hope, a program that provides growers with free rice seed in exchange for charitable donations. RiceTec customers who sign up for the program and donate 1 acre of milled rice proceeds to their choice of 501(c)3 charities will receive one bag of seed at no charge for the 2021 planting ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter students receive scholarships at LACA conference

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Four Louisiana State University College of Agriculture students received scholarships during the recent 2020 Louisiana Agricultural Technology and Management Conference. The conference, organized by the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association, allowed companies to showcase their latest products and services. Experts from the LSU AgCenter and other universities also were on hand to discuss their research projects. Colt Hardee, an undergraduate student ... Read More »

UA to host drone summit, March 12-13


If you’ve ever wanted to fly, here’s an opportunity to start getting your wings. The fourth annual Arkansas Drone/Unmanned Aircraft Systems Summit will take place March 12-13 with simultaneous events in Fayetteville and Little Rock. Registration is now open. Drone experts will cover topics such as Federal Aviation Administration compliance, homeland security regulations, how drones can aid in research and ... Read More »

Syngenta launches seed treatment with 4 modes of action

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Syngenta has launched Vibrance RST rice seed treatment, which contains four different fungicidal modes of action to control seedborne, soilborne and seedling diseases, according to a news release. The four active ingredients are: • Azoxystrobin, a Group 11 fungicide, protects against Rhizoctonia and Pythium species and some soilborne and seedborne diseases, including rice blast. • Fludioxonil, a Group 12 fungicide, ... Read More »

EPA registers 2 Adama rice herbicides

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has registered two rice herbicides from Adama: Vopak 3ME and Zurax L. Vopak 3ME is a microencapsulated formulation of clomazone, which provides residual activity on grass and broadleaf weeds, according to a news release. It can be applied preplant through early post-emergency and can be applied by ground or by air. Zurax L is a ... Read More »