Tag Archives: Crop Protection

Arsenic in Rice

By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter Dustin Harrell, LSU AgCenter agronomist at the Rice Research Station near Crowley, is participating in a multi-state study on arsenic in rice to determine if levels of the element are higher in different varieties and to see if varied flooding methods affect arsenic content. “Can we change the water management practices to alter the uptake ... Read More »

Fields-Eye View

Tools, technology and training in real time on the turnrow Most rice farmers are familiar with the high-profile items used in producing a crop and regulations related to managing their employees. However, Rice Farming has compiled a short list pertaining to tools, technology and training that may not have crossed every producer’s radar screen yet. Rice Scout App A smartphone ... Read More »

Weed Control- Hot Topic in Rice

Wayne Dulaney -Lead Agronomist, Dulaney Seed, Inc., Clarksdale, Miss. After graduating from Mississippi State in 1996, I went to work for an ag retailer, where I made myself the “rice expert” in what was predominately cotton country at that time. I grew up on a rice farm, interned with a crop protection company during the summers making rice herbicide recommendations, ... Read More »

Industry News

Horizon Ag Names New General Manager Highly regarded Mississippi rice agronomist, Dr. Tim Walker, will become the new general manager of Horizon Ag. Walker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in rice research and agronomy to the company. He most recently served as Extension rice specialist for Mississippi State University (MSU), working from the Delta Research and Extension Center ... Read More »

Flexible Weed Control

By Dr. Drew Ellis Greenville, Miss. The theme of the 2012 rice-growing season was “early.” Dry conditions enabled many in the Mid-South to get in the fields ahead of schedule. This early planting led, in some instances, to slower-growing rice and extended weed growth, stretching residual pre-emergence herbicide applications to the breaking point and causing many to rethink pre- and ... Read More »