LSU AgCenter’s Row Rice Field Day goes virtual July 27

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Farmer Jason Waller, left, and LSU AgCenter agent Keith Collins, talk about the row rice research project conducted at Waller’s farm near Mer Rouge, Louisiana, during a 2019 row rice field day. Waller said he used the row rice method on all of his rice crop last season — photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter

The Louisiana State University AgCenter plans to launch its Row Rice Virtual Field Day, July 27, on its Northeast Louisiana Row Rice YouTube channel.

As its name implies, the virtual field day’s main topic will be row rice, but it also will include a crop update from AgCenter state soybean specialist David Mosely.

Among the field day topics are:

• Conventional rice breeding program updates from Dr. Adam Famoso.

• Rice crop update from AgCenter rice specialist Dr. Dustin Harrell.

• Entomology updates from Dr. Sebe Brown.

• Pathology updates from Dr. Trey Price.

In addition to the virtual row rice field day, the AgCenter’s Northeast Louisiana YouTube channel also has videos of early season row rice issues and in-season row rice plot updates.