Rice Advice Mid-South

Weed Spectrum And Timeliness Are Key

Growing up on a rice farm that my dad, John, and uncle, Reggie, operated in Acadia Parish, La., influenced my decision to pursue agriculture as a career. After graduating from McNeese, I started treating seed for G&H Seed Co. in Crowley. Four years ago, I had the opportunity to move out of the warehouse and into the field as a ... Read More »

Use Inputs Wisely To Boost Return On Investment

I began scouting cotton in 1994 while attending Arkansas State University. In 1996-97, I worked for Don Benson, an independent consultant, in Marinna, Ark., who also checks rice. After starting my own business — Southern Heritage Cotton Co. — in 2002, I have checked rice ever since. Today, I consult on rice, cotton, soybeans, corn, milo and peanuts, mostly in Lee ... Read More »

Potential For Good Crop in 2016

Early in my career, I worked for a company that offered a product line in conjunction with consulting services. I enjoyed the scouting so much that after a few years, I formed my own company, Tomlinson Crop Services. In 2015, the weather was uncooperative during planting season, followed by a period of wet, cool conditions. Surprisingly, when harvest arrived, rice ... Read More »

Customize Herbicide Programs In 2016

Winston Earnheart, Ph.D. Earnheart Agricultural Consultant Service Tunica, Miss. I grew up in the small Mississippi Delta town of Tunica — 35 miles south of Memphis, Tenn., and 6 miles east of the Mississippi River. My father and four of his brothers farmed mostly cotton, soybeans and wheat in Tunica County. I got into cotton pest management at the early ... Read More »

Rice Advice: BD Fontenot

B.D. Fontenot Crop Production Services Eunice, La. • B.S., Agronomy, University of Southwestern Louisiana • Certified Crop Consultant • Consults on rice and soybeans • Has consulted for 25 years • Very active in the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association (LACA) • Married to wife, Laurie. One son: Jacques (wife, Shelley). Two grandchildren: Rose, 5; and Finn, 4 • Enjoys colt ... Read More »

Working With New & Existing Herbicides

  Hunter Perry Field Scientist, Dow AgroSciences Greenville, Miss. I grew up in Greenville, Miss., in the early to mid-90s when all major chemical companies had field stations in the local area. Working on two stations during the summers was a natural attraction to someone like me who loved being outdoors. At the conclusion of my Ph.D., I was presented ... Read More »

Herbicide Program Must Fit The Farm

At the age of 15 while I was in high school, I helped my daddy water rice for different farmers in the Benoit area. By the time I graduated, I knew I wanted to do something related to rice. I received a degree in agronomy from Mississippi State, then went to work for Bill Killen, a local rice consultant. That’s ... Read More »

Prepare for Challenges in 2015

Richard Costello Boeuf Delta Ag Services Northeast Louisiana While in college, I interned with Jack McDaniel, an independent consultant at the time, and enjoyed it even though the hours were long. I also did two internships with a crop protection company on a research farm and liked the research end of the industry. As I continued my education, I met ... Read More »

Make Proactive Decisions in 2015

Larry McAnally McAnally Ag Consulting East Bernard, TX Before moving to East Bernard, Texas, in 1986 to take the position of farm manager at the hybrid rice research station, I farmed with my dad in Missouri. In 1990, I began consulting with another company prior to establishing McAnally Ag Consulting. Last year, rice farmers in the area did very well. ... Read More »

Stick To Field-By-Field Strategies In 2015

by Carl Fannon Simon Says, Inc. Holly Grove, Ark. When I was a young teenager looking for something to do to make extra money, Jeff Calloway, an independent seed and chemical dealer in Holly Grove, hired me to “sweep up.” Later, he sent me out with his representatives to help me learn the consulting business. I worked for and learned ... Read More »